For my summer reading, I had to read Pride and Prejudice and then pick out a key passage and write a response to it. I chose the scene when Lady Catherine confronts Elizabeth about her rumored engagement with Mr. Darcy (MR. DARCY *SWOONS*). My response was an eloquent arrangement of words that explained how this passage represented the class barriers in their society and Elizabeth's refusal to conform to them. What my response really was and what I really wanted to write was this:
I am SO proud of Elizabeth for standing up to Lady Cathestinks like that! She ain't gonna let NO ONE get in between her and Mr. Darcy's engagement, no way, no how! That's right, GURLFRENN, TELL THAT LADY TO SUCK IT. That's how its done! I'm so super excited that Elizabeth likes Mr. Darcy, who is an absolute GEM. I LOVE HIM SO MUCH! Oh my gosh, I so excited for their wedding! It's gonna so awesome! They're going to get married and Lady Catherine can DEAL. Elizabeth doesn't care about stupid class barriers, she can totally do whatEVVERR she wants, because she's in love dammit!
But that's not going to fly in AP Literature.