The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks - Old Boy Summary & Analysis

E. Lockhart
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Old Boy Summary

Frankie's father is named Franklin and he was hoping that Frankie would be a boy. When she wasn't, Franklin names her Frances, calling her "Frankie" for short. Frankie's parents are divorced. Her father is an atheist medical professional, and her mother is a conservative Jew. It was through her father's insistence means Zada and Frankie will attend Alabaster and then Harvard, the way he did.

Frankie's father also wants her to get in with the right people. Frankie was himself a member of a secret society on campus. As Frankie's parents drive her to school, she wonders if Matthew Livingston will notice her in the coming year.

Old Boy Analysis

In an example of patriarchal dominance at home, Frankie's father Franklin has decided that his daughters will attend Alabaster Preparatory School the way that he did. Readers also discover that Franklin...

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