Short Essay Questions Key
1. How does Rachel feel about her family?
Rachel loves her family, but wishes they were more glamorous like the families she sees on TV. She thinks that her parents patronize her and especially hates it when they call her Mouse.
2. Is Rachel mature or immature?
Rachel acts immaturely as she lashes out at her parents in reaction to their coddling. Although she realizes, after the fact, that she has overreacted, she still does not have the maturity to control her emotions.
3. Describe the relationship between Rachel and Jeremy.
The relationship between Rachel and Jeremy is very one-sided. Rachel admires Jeremy who has lived all over the country. Although she writes him letters on a regular basis, she rarely hears back from him.
4. Why did Uncle Lenny and Izzy have a falling out?
Before Rachel was born, her Uncle Lenny wanted to become an actor. Izzy disapproved, they fought, and Lenny ran away to England.
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