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First Dance Text response This text response mainly focuses on the characters and what part they play in this short story It also addresses key points in the text The short story First Dance is a realistic challenging story It is different from most short stories I have read as I can relate to many of the scenarios in the story In First Dance Toni is portrayed as a young student who is ruled over by her mother Toni wants to be free to do what she wants when she wants but her mother stops her from doing so Tonis mother Jackie treats her like a child making Toni feel even younger than what she is Toni is forced to wear something that she thinks is childish and girly looking to please her mother but quickly changes out of them as soon as her mother has left Toni idolizes her friend Chrissy as she is a rebel who does not listen to her mother and does as she pleases Jackie is strict with Toni because she believes that her way is the correct way to bring up her child Jackie is over protective with Toni and this shows when she gives Toni very strict orders to be home by 1130 no later Jackie has a boyfriend named Tim who she devotes Friday nights to Toni disrupts this routine when she goes to the surf club Chrissy is Tonis best friend and because of this it influences her actions greatly When Chrissy offers an alcoholic drink to Toni she accepts the offer to show that she is not a baby but a grown-up even if her mother did not acknowledge it Although Chrissy abandons Toni when they arrive at the party leaving Toni by herself and vulnerable Roy is a stereotypical teenage male He drinks smokes and is always looking for some action to brighten up his day When he
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