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University of Toronto St. George
Cell and Systems Biology

While we live we shovel your coal cook your food and spread our legs and then when we have the gall to die you tell us our work is still not done Holman 266 The Dress Lodger thby Sheri Holman is an intriguing novel that takes place in 18 century Sunderland EnglandIt is a story about a fifteen year old dress lodger Gustine who works day and night in a quarantined town so her baby can survive from Ectopia Cordis a defect where a child is born with the heart outside the chest Due to her babys condition she rents a costly blue dress and finds men who are interested in hiring her for the night The book discusses her journey as she meets important characters along the way such as Dr Chiver who claims he can help cure her son and the Eye who she initially believes is a threat to her and her child The Dress Lodger uses both Gustine and Dr Chiver to emphasize the gap in social classes and to illustrate how the world seems more chaotic Gustine is an ambitious young mother that would do anything so that her baby can survive However I believe that a young mother who is in urge to do anything creates chaos because she is not an adult and all her focus goes towards to the baby and not other important interests such as education In the quarantined streets of Sunderland Gustine roams the streets at night seeking men who she can sleep with for a price and during the day she works at the potters house She has only been working two jobs for his sake has cared not whether she lives or dies except that through her work she might perpetuate him She has scrimped and saved to buy him food to clothe him warmly Holman 199 I believe that a fifteen year old girl should be concerned about her future rather than being responsible for a baby If I was in relation with a teenage mother or father I would be very uncomfortable when I am associating with them because I personally would find it unethical having sex before marriage In addition I find it bothersome because they are not aware of the impact of their decisions and are in a situation where they are accountable for unnecessary problems which I definitely would not want to be in Furthermore women are concerned about how they are portrayed in this society I agree to the fact that men use them as sex objects however if women choose not be prostitutes or have sex before marriage they would not be portrayed as sex objects I think that women who are in the sexual industry do not understand that they have two hands and two legs and are eligible to get a decent job Due to the fact that
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