Brownies Zz Packer Analysis

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In the story, Brownies by ZZ Packer, the characters are all unique and different in their own way. While some of her characters of the story come across as flat, it’s the narrator of the story, “Snot”, who embodies round characteristics. We follow Snot in her first person point of view through the events that transform her throughout the story. She may arrive at camp as this shy and naive girl but she doesn’t leave as such. . The story begins with Snot arriving at camp. While at camp, snot tries not to blend in at first. She states, "I wanted nothing more than to be through with it all: the bus ride, the troop, school-all of it”. With that statement, Snot lets us, the readers; know she doesn’t want to be surrounded by all the girls that…show more content…
The Brownie’s plan of attacking the other troop falls through. It’s on the way home from camp that the girls are discussing the things that happened on the duration of their stay. They are poking fun at the girls who were different from them, making wise cracks and poor imitations of Troop 909. After her fellow Brownies bore of the subject of Troop 909, Snot tells the story of a Mennonite family who once did work for her father. She remembers her father saying “it was the only time he’d have a white man on his knees doing something for a black man for free.” Though she doesn’t agree with what her father did, she begins to understand his reasoning behind it. Snot ponders the thought of “when you’ve been made to feel bad for so long, you jump at the chance to do it to others.” As Snot is staring out the bus window she acknowledges that there is “mean in the world”, and she must live in it because here’s nothing she can do to really stop it. In the story Brownies by ZZ packer, there is more than meets the eye when it’s come to the narrator of the story. The author puts Snot in situations out of her norm. Snot, In a short period of time, starts off as a quiet, naive, and timid character, but leaves with a very mature understanding about things in her world that are beyond her
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