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Essay | Unrealistic Standards in "Johnny Bear"

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Unrealistic Standards in "Johnny Bear"

Summary: Miss Amy in "Johnny Bear" by John Steinbeck is driven to suicide by people in her town because she felt she couldn't meet their expectations to be a role model for children. The townspeople's "community conscience" use Amy and her sister as examples of how not to behave.
Miss Amy feel that she is not good enough and can't meet the standard in Johnny Bear by John Steinbeck. She feels that the town expects her to be a role model for children, expects her to set the standard for good behavior, and expects her to lead an exemplary life. Unfortunately Amy is unable to cope with the pressures of being the "community conscience." Unfortunately, Miss Amy commits suicide. I believe that the townspeople are responsible for Miss Amy's death. They consistently use Amy and her sister to show the townspeople the right thing to do. The story suggests that Miss Amy is pregnant with the child of an Asian man which the community considers unacceptable. It is Miss Amy's inability to live up to these unrealistic standards and her fear of the townspeople's reaction when she fails that drive Miss Amy to suicide...

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