Norma Fox Mazer | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Jill Paton Walsh

This literature criticism consists of approximately 2 pages of analysis & critique of Norma Fox Mazer.
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Critical Essay by Jill Paton Walsh

In "A Figure of Speech" Jenny Pennoyer loves her Grandpa, and finds it tough to get along with the rest of her family. This is hardly surprising, considering what a selfish lot they are. Grandpa lives in the basement, which is damp, but at least it keeps him out of the way. Only Jenny visits with him…. Norma Fox Mazer 1931–Norma Fox Mazer 1931– Photograph © Ruth Putter[And] she is horrified at [her family's] fussy and humiliating attitude toward him.

The crisis comes when Jenny's brother drops out of college and comes home with a young wife, and the couple look covetously at Grandpa's basement apartment…. [They] move him upstairs to share a bedroom with Jenny's teen-age brother—where Grandpa is even more in the way.

When the...

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