Coming of Age in Mississippi - Part 2: Chapter 15 Summary & Analysis

Anne Moody
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Part 2: Chapter 15 Summary and Analysis

Anne returns to high school but quickly becomes bored with the petty routine of the other students. She maintains her A average with minimal effort and throws herself into her extracurricular activities. Anne is earning four dollars a week playing piano at church and she continues to work for Mrs. Hunt.

Towards the end of the school year, the school stages a Gymnastics and Tumbling Night. Anne excels during the presentation and is praised by her mother for possessing such abilities. A few weeks later the school Stunt Night is scheduled. Anne prepares two performances. The first is a play that she wrote about teenage girls tricking their mothers, and is a hit. The second performance does not receive such a warm reception. Anne and seven other girls perform an African dance dressed in bikini bottoms, crepe-paper skirts, and paper bras. The principal...

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