I Am an Emotional Creature: The Secret Life of Girls Around the World Setting & Symbolism

Eve Ensler
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Barbies

A child makes Barbies day in and day out in a factory, where she lives in depressing conditions. The Barbies get sent to children who pay more for the Barbie than the child makes in a week.

The child identifies with Barbie, sympathizes with her, as she feels Barbie is imprisoned like she is. She wonders what the world would be like if all billion Barbies in existence set themselves free. This echoes the power girls could have if they choose to set themselves free.

School

One girl speaks of the pressure to keep up with the popular girls when she is in school. Another girl speaks of her parent's expectations for her grades in school. And Mary, who was not expected to receive an education, will be given that chance.

Israel

The story of the suicide bomber and his girlfriend takes place in Israel, as does...

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