Before You Suffocate Ourselves Analysis

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Are there underlying reasons why children make harsh and bad decisions? Is it because they have no father figure, because their grandma mentally destroys them, or because their parents are fighting for the child’s attention. In Before you suffocate your ownself by Danielle Evans very good points are made in the underlying thoughts of the stories, its almost as if the writer is trying to portray there is more to everyone’s life than people may know. The first story virgins starts off with three main characters all 12 years old talking about all their relationships problems. Then later that they day they wind up losing their virginity. One of the girls ending up sleeping with the guy’s brother that saved her from the bad situations and the other ended up with five random guys. The main character then states “There was no such thing as safe, only safer” (Evans 25). Stating how having sex with an older guy she knew was better than losing her virginity to a stranger. This story shows how girls in society think they have to give up something of themselves to a guy in order for the guy to love them. The last thing a twelve year old girl should be thinking about is losing her virginity, she should be thinking about what friend she should make a bracelet for …show more content…
As an insider one feels like they belong everything is normal. An outsider is harassed and not accepted by society. In virgins the girls were insiders because they could in clubs and much more at the age of 12. In snakes the granddaughter was an outsider because her grandmother did not accept her because of her hair. In Someone ought to tell her theres no where left to go the army Dad was an outsider because the exgirlfriend portrayed him to be such a bad guy and he couldn’t afford everything his daughter needed to win the pageant. Lastly in Jellyfish the daughter was an outsider because she was homosexual and no one accepted her

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