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Daddy Tucked The Blanket by Randall Williams and Long Life High School Rebels by Thomas French are interesting essays that explore the life and pressure of young people growing up They share some similarities yet they also have some basic differences One of the main similarities is that they were both written from a victim s perspective The author of Daddy Tucked The Blanket is a victim of social bias against poor people similarly the author of Long Life High School Rebels is a victim of an irrational high school administration Also we can feel great anger in both essays In Daddy Tucked The Blanket the anger is against the social prejudice concerning poverty When his teacher asked all the children to describe what they got for Christmas gifts Williams clearly shows us his anger He writes I never forgave them His indignation is not only at those classmates and the teacher who tore his heart into pieces but also at anyone who looked down upon him just because of his familys poverty Likewise in Long Life High School Rebels French is furious about the unfair treatment which he and other teenagers received from the high school administration The anger in his heart doesnt diminish even when he becomes an adult Id still like to know for one thing what the length of my hair had to do with my forehead Finally the two authors both review their sympathies in their essays In Daddy Tucked The Blanket Williams is deeply sympathetic for his family as he writes about his sisters But the girls got the pressure and as they got older it became worse He also clearly shows sympathy for his father when he writes He the author s father pulled the blanket up and tucked it around her shoulders and just stood there and tears were dropping off his cheeks and I thought I could faintly hear them splashing against
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