by Jerry Spinelli

Friday, January 21, 2005

You don’t understand

Does Palmer really have to become a wringer when he turns ten? Dorothy says he doesn’t if he doesn’t want to. Palmer says she doesn’t understand because she’s a girl. “I can’t not be a wringer… You have to be a wringer. That’s how it always was.” Who do you think is right? Explain why.

posted by teachfine at 11:50 am  


  1. I would say yes because if Palmer doesn’t be a wringer then he won’t get to be 11 years old until he is a wringer or he will still be 9 years old. I would say that Palmer is right because if he wants to be 11 or older, then he has to be 10 years old and be a wringer or he will still be 9 years old.

    Comment by Michael Giang — 1/31/2005 @ 10:05 am

  2. I think that Dorthy is right because no one can tell, or make you do something that you don’t want to. That’s even if it is a family tradition. It does not change anything because of her sex. In that the case, then palmer could also be wrong from him being a male.

    Comment by iletha — 2/1/2005 @ 9:45 am

  3. I think Dorothy is right because no one can control what Palmer does.

    Comment by brandon wright — 2/4/2005 @ 12:18 pm

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