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Being a girl trying to experience childhood the girl in Boys and Girls was very restricted in finding out who she is because of her dads expectations Perhaps because of the way he was raised he made judgments on her before she had even done anything wrong or girly in his eyes Before the day she let the horse out her father seemed to be waiting for the day when she would slip It was as if he expected her to let the horse out before it even happened He categorized her as a foolish impractical girl even though she was his first-born and was a completely capable person She tried to impress him and live up to his standards but he never came around to realizing this Her father didnt feel he needed to talk to her much even when she worked willingly under his eyes and searched for approval I dont think the father felt much of a bond with his girl because he gives off silent behaviors which gives an intimidating attitude toward the girl She chooses to let the horse out because she believes the consequences wont be devastating having been caught up in her made up stories where the outcome was inconsequential She looked up to him secretly although intimately but their bond was not as strong as the bond between the girl and her mother The girl grew up in the shadow of her mothers womanly image which forced her to grow into a girly figure By crafting her daughter beautiful dresses and making her do womanly chores such as dishes she implies a stereotype because her son is not asked to do these chores She has a tighter connection than she does with her father because unlike the father her mother tends to open up Talking about the good times she had growing up- her pets boyfriends and feminine clothes- started to spark the girls imagination more and
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