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You Can't Say You Can't Play - Study Guide Chapter 4, It Is Easier to Open the Door Summary & Analysis

Vivian Paley
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Sarah and Paley are surprised at how easy transition to the rule was. Sometimes the kids screw up, but they will remind the others. The children mostly follow the rule because they are afraid not to; they no longer have to decide who to exclude. Paley is able to do away with the time-out chair.

Lisa becomes a rule enforcer. Lisa also wants Cynthia to like her more than Mary Louise. Lisa doesn't really like the rule and suggests that they bring back bosses. Paley wants the idea of a boss to disappear. Lisa knows that Magpie likes the rule. And she does claim to like the rule. When a child becomes less sad, all the children 'rise in stature.' When the threat of unkindness is removed, it relaxes everyone...

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