Essay on breakfast at tiffanys

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Thesis Statement- in Truman Capote’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s, the psychological struggle between the need for stability and the desire for freedom is perhaps the central concern of Breakfast at Tiffany's.
I. Topic sentence: In the 1950’s, women were expected to stay at home and play the role of a commercial wife. Meaning that they did not maintain jobs, males came home to dinner already set, and the house was always spotless. Holly had a different vision for herself. She did not want to be the stereotypical commercial wife. She struggled between wanting someone and wanting to be alone and wanderlust. She could not see herself doing the same things or being with the same person on a daily.
A. Support:
1. Evidence:
“He's all right!
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Eventually going so far that Lulu Mae no longer existed.
B. Support:
1. Evidence:
“Well, when I get it the only thing that does any good is to jump in a cab and go to Tiffany’s. Calms me down right away. The quietness and the proud look of it. Nothing very bad could happen to you there. If I could find a real-life place that’d make me feel like Tiffany’s, then — then I’d buy some furniture and give the cat a name!”
2. Explanation:
Golightly is constantly speaking of travel. She is seeking comfort in the unexplored and she feels most comfortable in beautiful serene areas. She is saying that if she could find a luxurious place that was soothing and broke in by her lonesome, then she’d feel at home and would finally be stable enough to get herself furniture and give her cat a name which means permanence in Holly’s mind.
C. Support:
1. Evidence:
“--Home is where you feel at home. I'm still looking.”
2. Explanation: olly H
Holly is still searching for a place where she feels free and able to really embrace herself. In the quote above, she mentions how she’s still looking, which somewhat explains the “Golightly traveling” post on her mailbox. She has yet to find a home, she feels captivated and caged. Towards the end of Breakfast at Tiffany’s, she finally finds someone who makes her feel at home, Jose. She gives us a glimpse of how “free” she is when she flees the country with