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Commentary on Lorna Sage, Bad Blood (2000)

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Commentary on Lorna Sage, Bad Blood (2000) This passage revolves around a young girl's life, how it has changed and what it has become. It is ironically, how a friendship has evolved into something that the two girls who are exposed in this passage have never thought it would become. Sage introduces us to what we can conclude to be herself in the first paragraph of this passage, whilst introducing us to her dear friend (or shall we say greatest enemy?) in the second paragraph. The relationship between Gail and the narrator is one of typical young girl's relationships with another girl. Sage develops the relationship between these two young girls from two very contradicting ways; Hate to Love. As the narrator mentions; "...now she was my sworn enemy." This quote makes it quite obvious how the narrator felt about Gail. When you use the word sworn enemy, it emphasizes the amount of hatred you have towards that person, which makes it crystal clear to us how the relationship between Gail and the narrator was. ...read more.


You can't go around now and hear a girl saying that she has had days of "adolescent intimacy" with another girl without thinking that something isn't right...right? And, adolescences is a period of time when two people should come together and figure out the feelings they have towards each other...to figure out why it is really classified as intimate and not something different, something filled with a little bit less of love. The word "hell", what does that imply to? Pain? Ache? Struggle? Or all three? The first passage, or to be more specific, the first line, the first phrase even, emphasizes what "hell" is in perspective of the narrator. The use of the ";" means that there is a list after that word that will make it clear what the narrator meant to say, or what the narrator meant when he/she put the word into the passage itself. "...small people's purgatory." The word purgatory is linking itself to hell, because it means that this person is being pulled into a world that is painful for no reason. ...read more.


I guess this plays a really important part on the way we can understand this passage, for example, would you enjoy a passage that was all about two girls (or even two guys, let us not be sexist!) that was all about bullying and all about racism and socialism and so on? This passage, with the emphasis of the narrators' feelings into it, shows us exactly how real friendships turn out to be, and it is true, this passage does reflect on the real way strong relationships are actually made! (I would know, it's happened to me!) but for me, this passage was really a play back to my old life. I've gone through exactly what Sage, or the narrator has gone through, and turned out with a friendship stronger than ever! When you're young, without a doubt you ought to feel jealousy towards a certain person in your grade/year, for some reason or another, which will, believe it or not, lead to a really strong friendship. Louna Ghazal IB1-2 Lorna Sage, Bad Blood (2000) ...read more.

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