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The issue of authority and respect has been and will be an ongoing issue between youngsters and their elderly In the story Red Dress by Alice Munro and the movie Rebel without a Cause by Nicholas Ray the issue of authority and respect comes up many times through the character actions Authority and respect is directly linked to one another It is very hard to obey supremacy if you have no respect for authority In both the works we have studied all the characters have trouble dealing with the issues of authority and respect for themselves and for others they do not show respect to their parents and therefore does not look upon them as authority figures In Alice Munros the Red Dress the narrator and her best friend Lonnie have two totally different relationships with their respective guardians The narrator without the mention of her father is in care of her mother whom she thinks butts in too much into her business She sort of resents her mother for being so too close and nosy about her private life Her mothers stories which at one point seemed interesting to her is now become melodramatic irrelevant and tiresome She knows that her mother only means well but sometimes she wishes she could be like Lonnie Lonnie is in care of her father her mother had passed away some time before Her father never notices her and does not show his affection for her she is pretty much on her own The narrator considers her as a Blue-Baby and privileged The narrator also sees her mother as shameless and obscene she tries to direct her friends attention away from her mother as much as possible In the story we are told by the narrator that she was never comfortable for a minute in high school and was close to despair at all times She hated being called upon to do anything in front of
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