The Star Side of Bird Hill Quotes

Jackson, Naomi
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The people on the hill held privacy as a luxury not to be extended to children.
-- Narrator (chapter 2)

Importance: This quote is significant because it elaborates on the power dynamic between parents and children in the Bird Hill community. While the adults assume absolute authority and always operate under the assumption that they know what is best, the children must remain obedient to their parents and cannot even expect something as simple as the privacy many other young people take for granted. This power dynamic is important because it is one of the things that makes life in Bird Hill so difficult for Dionne, who feels as though she has been relegated to the role of a child after holding so much freedom and responsibility in New York.

The sameness of the days in Bird Hill comforted Phaedra as much as it rattled Dionne.
-- Narrator (chapter 3)

Importance: This quote is important because it succinctly describes the...

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