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General Statement of Point 1
Millicent and Mary’s strong desire to fit in leads to their realization that they do not need to change who they are in order to be accepted.

Statement of Point
Millicent’s strong desire to fit in leads to her realization that she does not need to change who she is in order to be accepted.

Example 1
For instance, to be accepted into the sorority she agrees and goes forth with hazing. Despite the humiliating and dangerous task she looks past it and agrees, “Then the girls had led her here, blindfolded still, through the corridors of Betsey Johnson’s house and shut her in the cellar. It would be an hour before they came to get her, but then Rat Court would be all over and she would say what she had to say and go home” (Plath 1).

Explanation 1
Millicent puts up with the hazing in order to be accepted. She realizes agreeing and not making a big deal out of these initiations will get her accepted into the “Magic Circle” after. After analyzing her situation while locked in the cellar, Millicent comes to the conclusion that she should not have to change herself in order to be accepted.

Transition Sentence
While Millicent’s strong desire to fit in leads her into joining the sorority she quickly realizes she doesn’t want to change who she is in order to fit in, Mary assumes a similar fate at Dr. Capra’s office where she try’s on colored lenses to be normal but gets rid of them after and decides to be herself. Both girls want to fit in so bad that they change whom they are in order to fit in. They continue to conform to society for hopes of acceptance, leading to their realization that they don’t need to change who they are for acceptance.

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General Statement Of Point 2
Millicent and Mary conform to society, consequently this leads them to realize they do not need to change who they are in order to be accepted.

Statement of Point 2
Millicent conforms to society, additionally this leads to her realization that she does not need to change whom she to be accepted.

Example 1
Nevertheless Millicent see’s hazing as a normal dialect in order for acceptance into the sorority. When locked in the cellar during initiation she thinks, “ What girl at Lansing High would not want to be in her place now? Millicent thought. Amused. What girl would not want to be of the elect, no matter if it did mean five days of initiation before and after school” (Plath 1).

Explanation 1
Millicent’s concern with being accepted in to the sorority lead her to be locked in a cellar and think it is normal and part of what everyone has to do. She realizes any girl would die to be in her position and she must follow these tasks to be accepted. Helen’s harsh task in the end lead her to the realization that she should not have to commit to these initiations in order to be accepted.

Transition Sentence
While Millicent conforms to society it leads her into deep consideration about the sorority and the realization that she should not have to change who she is for acceptance, similarly Mary goes to the party dressed up as a “normal” cheerleader,

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General Statement of Point 3
Millicent and Mary discover a sense of self-acceptance; afterwards this leads to their realization that they do not need to change who they are in order to fit in.

Statement of Point 3
Millicent discovers a sense of self-acceptance, thus leading her to realize that she does not need to change the way she is to be accepted.

Example 1
Even after going through all the hazing she decides to not join the sorority. While sitting on the cellar floor she thought to herself, “How she had proved something to herself by going through everything, even Rat Court, and then deciding not to join the sorority after all. And how she could be friends with everybody” (Plath 7).

Explanation 1
Millicent realizes she proved she does not need to join the sorority in order to be accepted....
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