Lost in the City: Stories - The First Day Summary & Analysis

Edward P. Jones
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The First Day Summary

A five-year-old girl prepares to attend her first day of public school. She is given an unusually hearty breakfast and dressed in new clothing. Her hair is fussed over and styled nicely. Then her mother takes her to a particular school that has an established reputation. The school is near the girl's mother's church. The officials at the school explain that the district does not have open admission and the family lives beyond the boundaries. The mother and daughter are directed to another school. The mother is distraught but complies. At the new school she enlists the assistance of another child's mother, explains that she is illiterate, and has the other woman fill out the forms for admission. The girl then enters the public school.

The First Day Analysis

The story is related from the first-person point of view...

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