Essay about Margaret Henderson's diary entry from Pleasantville

Submitted By ktmac1999
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Margaret Henderson’s Diary

Oh boy, now I truly am confused. I just don’t know what’s gotten into me! Oh his deep blue eyes make the butterflies in my belly to summersaults until the colour of my cheeks turn bright pink! When I gaze into his eyes I am compelled to look further into the adventurous world beyond our little town - I never knew existed. I never could have dreamed of the things he claims to have seen. A place outside of Pleasantville? Our entire lives, the thought of another place hadn’t even crossed our minds. However I don’t know what to think about this… Should I be scared? Should I want to know more about the outside world? What if I don’t like it… would Pleasantville be able to return to normal if things didn’t work out?
Mesmerised, my friends and family gazed up at the scorching flames as they turned the whole tree orange. I had never heard of ‘fire’ before. This was something new to us all! If it hadn’t been for him, the scorching flames could have burnt down the whole town! How did he know how to put out the fire? We were oblivious to the danger and excitement that danced before our eyes. Things are quickly starting to change around here though... I don’t know what the boys are thinkin’ but all my friends are spending a lot more time down at lover’s lane and the library. The things they’re experiencing sound wonderful; however I don’t think my parents would be happy with me exploring the unknown. I’ve never felt this way before and no one seems to know what’s going on. Bud and Mary-Sue know plenty about the outside world, oh isn’t it just swell. I had no idea what was to come next but the surprises never seemed to end.
When we were down at lovers lane…