Short Story and Ellie Remembers

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A Gap of Sky
Through your adolescence you really find out who you are and what you want to do in your future. It’s of course different how the individual person achieves this kind of freedom to choose. People are different; some people like going for a run – to get the feeling of freedom. Others choose to take drugs to escape from the reality. This once happened to our main character in the short story “A Gap of Sky” by Anna Hope, which was published in 2008. Ellie has an assignment for the next morning; she slept most of the day away because she was at a party the night before. She found out that their printer was broken and she went through London City to search for one. Ellie is a teenage girl; she is nineteen and she goes in school at London University College. She lives alone in London, and she is tired of school. She blames her parents for involving her in their problems. She thinks that it was their fault that she was doing this bloody course. “Life seems, suddenly, filled with possibility, with giddy possibility, with irreverence, this delight, for what, really, was there to be reverent to? To whom? To what? To why? To God? To mum? To dad? Not them especially not them”L.63 P.2 She receives a letter from the school that says that she will be kicked out of school if she doesn’t pull herself together. She is worried about her future, but Ellie find it difficult to take the hard way, and want rather than being less glamorous.(<- Forstår ikke denne sætning??) She does not take anything serious in her life. Ellie does not feel well and she begins to think about death. “In the lighted dark of the street, in the bustle, Ellie feels afraid. Nasty, brutish and short………. Doesn’t want any bloody ink, can’t write an essay, no matter what, no matter what It matters, doesn’t want any more coke, ever again” L. 85 P. 3 Ellie has an assignment and she has to write about the author Virginia Woolf, which is about a man, who begins to see the city with different eyes....
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