Essay Topic 1
In Chapter Fourteen the girls are dealing with their expanded knowledge of the world: they do not want to betray their families in the village, but they now need to satisfy their curiosities about the outside world. Miri knows that the prince may not like her and she has no desire to marry a stranger, but she does want to be academy princess to prove to everyone else and herself that she can be good at something. She has long been disappointed about not being able to work in the mines, convinced she is too small and weak and is a burden to her family and the village.
1. Why do you think learning to read has changed the girls' perspective on the world? Use examples from the text and your own experiences to support your answer.
2. Miri wants to prove to everyone and herself she is...
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