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Body Biography of America Singer
Transcript of Body Biography of America Singer
Hole in the Head
"'Let me go!" I yelled at my guard to no avail. "MAXON!" I screamed. My tears were blurring my vision, but I could see him enough to know he heard me.' (pp. 94, par. 4) I think America is very stubborn. She know that it was Maxon's job to do what he was suppose to do when someone is breaking the rules of The Selection. Just because Marlee is her best friend, it made America thinks she has the right to yell at Maxon when he had no choice. She doesn't think before acting. Later in the story, she does the same thing and that almost sent her to death.
"'Maxon, I said slowly, "I'm sorry, but I don't think I can do this. I could never stand by and watch someone get hurt like that, knowing it was my judgment that sent them there. I can't be a princess."' (pp. 10, par. 3) Most of the time, America "sees" the world in a really pessimistic way. She thinks that she would not win The Selection, can't be a princess to help the citizens, and can't live her life as a one. Sometimes she would "see" the world optimistically, especially when her dad encourages her to do her best at everything. However, nearly every time anyone mentions about Maxon, the royal family, or the crown, her confidence shatters apart.
"'Thank you," I replied quietly. "'Your kindness means a great deal to me."' (pp. 103, last par.) America has a very formal and high level of speaking even though she has poor education as a five and isn't rich. She seeks wonderful words that would fit in a conversation. This makes her a very smart, funny, and a quick thinker. Usually, these kinds of words are spoken when she has a good temper or calm. "'You too!" I yelled at them. "'I want all of you out! NOW!"' would be something she would say when she gets in a bad temper. I can tell that her words are really base on her feelings. She doesn't know how to control her anger and the words she would say to others.
"'I'm serious. When you ended it, The Selection became my lifeline because I knew I'd at least have some time to get past what I felt for you. And then you showed up here, and everything shifted. You were the one who changed us when you left me in the tree house; and you keep thinking that if you push hard enough, you can make everything go back to before the moment. It doesn't work that way. Give me a chance to choose you."' (pp. 310, par. 1) America needs more time to choose one of them. She worries that if she doesn't have enough time, she would lose both Aspen and Maxon. Aspen reminds America the break up they had back at the tree house. This is one of the major bad memories she has.
Pain in the Neck
'"I'm not Celeste," I said with disgust, and she laughed. "I promise to be fair."' (pp. 221, par. 6)America dislikes Celeste really much. She absolutely hates her. In America's point of view, Celeste is her nightmare. She thinks that she's a brat, a cheater, and boastful. Celeste is a pain in America's neck.
'"I don't know how to do this right now. I feel like I don't know how to do anything. I...I haven't forgotten you, okay? It's still here."' (pp. 135, par. 2) America thinks that whenever she compares Aspen and Maxon, there's always no definite answer of which one wins America's heat. she thinks she had the best of everything. Both of their generosity is big. She can never compare them. Both Aspen and Maxon drives America's feelings because their actions really base on what the final discussion America would choose. For America to chose, she must have emotions for them.
'I snorted. "I'm not sure that'll happen."' (pp.195, last par.) America does have humor in her. It was especially express in the first book. Her funny bone is located in her mouth. She can talk common sense to someone and that makes it really funny. I know she has it because all her competitors are really unkind to her. Her only companions are her maids. America is really relaxed with them. She feels like she has broken out of jail when she's with them. She's so carefree and her natural funny-self just expose out.
By: Emily Chen
Knee Jerk Response
My character doesn't really have a 'Knee Jerk Response'. For the entire story, her face expression and response have to careful and not automatic. she must choose wise words to speak to the royal family. Whatever she says and does has to be extremely well-thought. That's why she doesn't really have one.
Cass, Kiera. The Elite. New York, NY: HarperTeen, 2013. Print.
'"I laughed along because he was right. "I'd probably ruin it." America knows that she is a instigator. She knows she gets provoked easily and she even did literally hurt Maxon a couple times. America is vicious in some ways, but she counts that as a reason or a self-defense.
'Leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn't want. Living in a palace that constantly threatened by violent rebel attacks.' (front page cover, from The Selection by: Cass, Kiera.) She leaves home to help her family have a better life, to survive. She needs the food and money for her family. She lends her hand to her family.
Cass, Kiera. The Selection. London: HarperCollins Children's, 2012. Print.