In Ashes, by Susan Beth Pfeffer, Ashleigh’s parents have been divorced for the last two years. She loves both of them but has a special soft spot. Places I Never Meant to Be: Original Stories by Censored Writers by Judy Blume – Ashes by Susan Beth Pfeffer summary and analysis. When people change, they become better as a person or their thinking worsens. In the short story Ashes, Susan Beth Pfeffer shows that it isn’t.

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She feels a need for the emotional support of Ashes and she hopes to achieve this by speaking negatively of her father. Ashes by Susan Beth Pfeffer. This story and the message it teaches connects to me personally, especially currently going through the high school application process.

Throughout the short story, zusan is a reoccurring theme about Ashes father using her, and never fulfilling his promises to her, as a real father would.

In this quote, the father was able to both give Ashes false expectations and put down Ashes’ mom. Further more, Ashes uses the environment she perceives to show her feelings towards her parents. And not even berh, he could have bought her a necklace at the very least- or made one, with plastic stars on it, just so that he technically kept his promise, and it makes Ashes smile to know he cared enough about her to make an effort to make her relived that he loves her.


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Eighth Grade ELA : Ashes by Susan Beth Pfeffer

For much of the story, her pfefferr is portrayed very adversely, but in this quote it is finally clear that Ashes understands that her mother will keep her from unwanted feelings. We all know stars are burning hot balls of gas, which cannot be chained to a necklace. Through Ashes’ relationship with her parents, Susan Beth Pfeffer shows the struggles of teens to make decisions that may impact their lives.

This is especially true for teenagers, whose feelings about people often cloud our ability to think clearly and critically about their positive and negative attributes. In the end when Ashes makes her decision she is by pfsffer but looking for advice or anything to help her. They offered me no advice on what I should do. Ten Andrew Jacksons stared right back at me. Newer Post Older Post Home. Posted by Unknown at 2: I like your introduction sentences in each paragraph; they are worded really well.

After bragging on her intelligence and beauty and claiming she is one in a million, Dad suggests going to a diner to celebrate because he has a chance to make some money if he can get the financing together. Love and Centipedes by Paul Zindel.

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But will she take the money or will she leave it? Ashes uses the weather pfefver portray her feeling towards her father. With very little communication or interaction, both of Ashes’ parents find ways to fight for her affection.


In the Unlikely Event. Baseball Camp by David Klass. Throughout the story, Ashes is learning from her emotions and evolving her emotions. A real father would never owe anyone money, and then have his daughter steal from her own mother.

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On the moon we had pfefffer spoons. It portrays the real personality of her father when it says how he never keeps his promises.

He is a selfish man until he wants something that someone else has. There is a lot of pressure that many of my peers and I are facing, coming from other students, teachers and most of all parents. This story will hopefully clear many kids judgment, and cause them to consider all the complicated facets of people in their lives. After realizing what her father is really capable of, she came to the awareness that he father isn’t reliable.

Many families living in the U. One of the symbols that is introduced in the story is the star necklace.