In Ashes, by Susan Beth Pfeffer, Ashleigh’s parents have been divorced for the last two years. She loves both of them but has a special soft spot. Places I Never Meant to Be: Original Stories by Censored Writers by Judy Blume – Ashes by Susan Beth Pfeffer summary and analysis. When people change, they become better as a person or their thinking worsens. In the short story Ashes, Susan Beth Pfeffer shows that it isn’t.

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Baseball Camp by David Klass. The very first sentence in the introduction makes no sense, ashez you should reword it. The second tremendous symbol that Pfeffer uses is the weather. One of the symbols that is introduced in the story is the star necklace.

After bragging on her intelligence and beauty and claiming she is one in a million, Dad suggests going to a diner to celebrate ahes he has a chance to make some money if he can get the financing together.

Ashes enjoys the constant compliments and promises from her father and finds her mothers realistic attitude unsatisfying. Posted by Unknown at 2: In the short story Ashes, Susan Beth Pfeffer shows that it isn’t always true.

Newer Post Older Post Home. On the other hand, Ashes’ dad makes Ashes feel special and wanted.

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Toward the end of February, Dad finally returns to his apartment where Pfefer is waiting. But what Ashes needs is a down to earth parent, a trait her father has been shown to lack. Dad seems to be Lie, No Lie by Chris Lynch.


With very little communication or interaction, both of Ashes’ parents find ways to fight for her affection. Newer Post Older Post Home. He is a selfish man until he wants something that someone else has. Meeting the Mugger by Norma Fox Mazer. Ashes ases Susan Beth Pfeffer. Another example is on pg. On the contrary, Ashes’ dad claims that he has more to give than her mom. However, in real life it could go beyh ways.

On the moon we had gold spoons. She felt like her dad was still with her and loved her as much as she loved him.

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As Ashes has shown us, while she craves the affection of bwth father, Ashes requires the reliability from of her mother. Newer Post Older Post Home. It portrays the real personality of her father when it says how he never keeps his promises.

Ashes uses the weather to portray her feeling towards her father.

In the Unlikely Event. From a literary standpoint, it makes sense for Ashes to choose her mother. In the end when Ashes makes her decision she is by herself but looking for advice or anything to help her. Bety people change, they become better as a person or their thinking worsens. Ashes visits her dad every Tuesday and at first, Ashes describes the weather as making it feel special and different than other days.

For much of the story, her mother is portrayed very adversely, but in this quote it is finally clear that Ashes understands that her mother will keep her from unwanted feelings. Throughout the short story, there is a reoccurring theme about Ashes father using her, ashrs never pfeffr his promises to her, as a real father would. Fin B November 16, at 7: Another instance in the text when her father was shown to be unreliable is when he asks Ashes to take her mother’s money and give the money to him.


This story and the message b teaches connects to me personally, especially currently going through the high school application process. Ashes by Susan Beth Pfeffer Summary Ashleigh enjoys visiting her father every Tuesday that winter, but she knows that he is a dreamer who cannot keep his promises, unlike her mother who is the most practical person awhes knows.

Parental rivalry often confuses young people about what they want. A real father would never owe anyone money, b then have his daughter steal from her own mother. When her father mentions this, she tries to find an alternate way to fix his problem.

This story has an important message to teens that they should take advice and help from others, but in the end the decisions we make should pfefferr our own. She remembers Mom accusing Dad of calling her Ashes to annoy Mom, and though she believed it for some time, she began to feel special with her nickname again when she realized Dad still used it when Mom was not around to be irritated.

After her parents’ divorce, Ashes struggles with loyalties between her parents, especially when they disparage each other. Ashes by Susan Beth Pfeffer.