What makes Jane a target for Emma and Frank’s attention? How do their methods of teasing differ, and how do they affect Jane?
Jane is the kid in the class who works harder than everyone, is better than everyone at everything, and gets picked on for it. Emma and Frank pick apart her sickly pallor and tease her openly about her supposed affair with Mr. Dixon. She is such an easy target because she never fights back. If she laughed off the mocking – and sometimes she does pretend she does not hear them – they would probably ignore her, but she gets flustered and blushes every time they tease her. Emma is passive aggressive toward her, outwardly praising her but actually...
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