What does Lauren realize about herself when she learns of Bianca's pregnancy?
Lauren is not satisfied with the life of an ordinary person in her community: she doesn't want to give birth to children in this suffocating fishbowl of a community, doesn't want her children to have no chance at a meaningful life or good and important jobs. There is no place for people to go in this world, and as more children are born, the neighborhood will just become more and more crowded, unless something happens to destroy it first.
Your students are likely about the same age as Lauren as you study this work. As such, ask them how they feel about Lauren's decision. What does it mean...
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