My Skin Is Betrayed In 'Hanging Fire'

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“Once you’ve been ignored by someone, you never disturb them again.” -Unknown. This quote applies to the story “Hanging Fire” because the girl feels ignored by her mother, and doesn’t want to bother her. In “Hanging Fire,” the author says things about how her skin betrayed her, living long enough to grow up, and how her mother is in the bedroom with the door closed. The author states “My skin has betrayed me,” and then follows up with “How come my knees are always so ashy?” That quote might mean she feels like she is being bullied because of her skin color, and she feels betrayed by herself. It is significant to me because lots of kids get bullied for their skin color. It could also be significant to others so they know how some kids feel