Holly's Search for Freedom

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Over 200 hundred years ago, African-Americans wanted freedom from white slave owners. African-Americans were treated so bad that they did not know if they were going to make it though each day. African-Americans were not allowed to attend the same schools, use the same restrooms, and use the same water fountain as whites during that period of time. African-Americans had been enslaved to long, so they were used to whites telling them what to do. However, African- Americans wanted freedom, but they lacked stability at the point in time. African-American was going to need stability, just like they wanted freedom, to make it in society. Take Holly Golightly for example, Holly wants freedom, but she lacks stability, which will help her achieve the freedom she wants. In the story Breakfast At Tiffany by Truman Capote, Holly Golightly is a character who wants freedom rather than having stability throughout her life, but soon Holly will realize that freedom will cost her more than she can handle. First of all, Holly uses freedom as an opportunity to escape from all of her situation that she is faced with. Freedom for Holly is a way to escape from being a scared and skinny 14—year-old child. Holly wants freedom so bad that she chose to leave her immediate family behind. Holly wants “A new birth of freedom” (Lincoln). In order to get “A new birth of freedom”, Ms. Golightly decides that she wants freedom from her new family, which has taking care of her and her brother. While living with this family Holly does not need to do anything because her children made sure that everything is done around the house. Holly feels that people and animals should be free even to the point, when she buys Fred a bird-cage she tells him to, “Promise you’ll... ... middle of paper ... ...ility cause Holly to leave everything behind because she does not want to testify against Sally Tomato. Holly Golightly states, “Testify against my friend I will not” (Capote, 102-03). Freedom made everything easy for Mrs. Golightly to pick up and leave her fabulous life. Ms. Golightly chose to have freedom instead of having stability. Freedom for Holly is a way to change her circumstances in the way she is living. Ms. Golightly has the foundation that she needs to have a better life, but she wants something much more and better. Freedom and not having stability cause Holly to mistreat her body. Holly receives her freedom that she wants, but it cost her unsuitableness in the long run. The power of freedom can change the world; however, that is why stability needs to be address to make sure that too much freedom will not harm one in the long run.

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