An Altered Reality

April 19, 2011
By Ashley Farina SILVER, Hartland, Wisconsin
Ashley Farina SILVER, Hartland, Wisconsin
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All I could do was watch sinking into my chair as if I were made of jello. My father is screaming at the top of his lungs, his face bright red, nothing but profanity. My mother covers her terrified turquoise eyes. It was as if I could smell the tension filling the air. Punches are thrown. My mother puts her hands up. After the first hit to the head the victim was in a violent haze. Round and round goes the room. A bloody mess. A bloody mess. Struggling to survive the victim falls on conscious. The referee walks over holds up the man’s hand as he announces the new heavy weight champion of the world.


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on Apr. 22 2011 at 9:13 pm
Ashley Farina SILVER, Hartland, Wisconsin
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the whole point of the article is for the reader to be mislead thinking that the child is watching the mother get beat, but in reality the family is watching the boxing match.

on Apr. 22 2011 at 9:26 am
I agree with writingAngel20 I got sort of cunfused

on Apr. 21 2011 at 6:47 pm
WritingAngel20 BRONZE, Ardmore, Alabama
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Favorite Quote:
"In order to suceed, your desire for success must be greater than your fear of failure" -Bill Cosby

It's good, and sad but is it the narrartor watching her father abuse her mother? Or the narrator watching a boxing match?


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