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Belle's Life-Personal Narrative

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So far, Belle’s life had been one to die for, so everyone thought. To the world, Belle was an ordinary, stressed out high school girl trying to get good grades and live up to her parents' standards and expectations. Every morning Belle woke up to another dispute between her parents. Arguments between Belle's parents could be anything as little as food to bills to children. Today, though, the argument was like no other, "I'm sick and tired of this!" Ranted Belle's mom, Sandra. "You're telling me? I have to work day and night to keep this family on its feet while you just sit at home! You can't even do the dishes right!" Belle's father, Mike, argued. Even though Belle knew it was disrespectful to eavesdrop on an adult's conversation, she wanted …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Describes belle's life as an ordinary, stressed out high school girl trying to get good grades and live up to her parents' standards and expectations.
  • Explains that belle knew it was disrespectful to eavesdrop on an adult's conversation, but she wanted to know what this argument was about.
  • Describes how belle had gotten so deep into thought that she never realized when her parents stopped arguing and walked up to her.
  • Narrates how belle's parents didn't get along well, so why did they want to talk as a family?
  • Narrates how belle was furious that she wasn't paying attention to where she was going. she thought of going back home, but was lost when she saw what was around her.
  • Describes how belle found a cave that looked like it could belong to one of those evil monsters you usually read about in scary books. her parents would get worried about her and try to find her.
  • Narrates how belle decided to make the best of time until someone found her. the further belle walked, the more sunlight she could see.
  • Narrates how belle reached a large field and saw an abandoned shack. as she returned to the woods, she heard cries and cried out. she had to find out who was behind the murders.
  • Describes how belle hid in bushes behind the shack to listen to what was going on but still far enough to be safe. the next thing belle heard was a loud gunshot.
  • Narrates how belle heard a woman crying, relieved that the woman was safe, and wondered why her father was torturing and killing innocent women.
  • Narrates how belle's father always left a spare key under the mat next to the front door of their house, so the key to open the lock on the shack door had to be under rocks.
  • Analyzes how belle was furious with her father, but she needed to get the woman away from harm before confronting her.
  • Narrates how belle heard a shotgun in the distance and realized she didn't have much time. belle began to untie the woman from her worn out chair. desiray asked, "how did you find me?"
  • Narrates how belle's father shot desiray in the direction of belle, but belle yanked at the shotgun, causing the bullets to hit the floor.
  • Narrates how belle and her father struggled for control of the shotgun. mike shot belle in the abdomen, and belle fell to the floor in agony.
  • Narrates how belle's father confronted the officers with the shotgun he had killed his daughter with, raised it up to his head and killed himself.
  • Opines that being a hero isn't about letting others know you did the right thing.

In the blink of an eye, Belle's mom said, "We're getting divorced." Puzzled, Belle glanced at her father and saw the sorrow in his eyes, it was true. With a million questions still in her mind, Belle ran out the door in tears. Belle was so furious that she wasn’t really paying attention to where she was going. In the back of her mind Belle thought of going back home, but being in the state of mind that she was, she figured it wasn’t a smart idea to go back. Belle felt that she had walked only over fifteen minutes, if that, but when she finally came to her senses and saw what was really around her she realized she was lost. Frantically, Belle tried to think of the things she had passed but she practically lived in a forest, where everything looked the same. Not knowing where to go, Belle found a cave which she used for shelter. The cave didn’t look very inviting, in fact, it looked like it could belong to one of those evil monsters you usually read about in scary books. Belle knew that her parents would get worried about her and try to find her, it was only a matter of time that someone found her. As time passed, Belle was getting hungry, thirsty, and tired. Luckily, there was a reservoir in the cave that Belle could use as her water

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