Social structure the way that she"s moved up social scale, and she saw both lives (rich and poor) brings a kind of realism. She"s kind of embarrassed of her social status. Childhood elementary school in lower town school: violence, bad memories, low-budgeted school. Out house- a sign where grotesque objects are found (p. 26) very gothic description, something under the glass where you should find precious jewels but instead you find excrements. Childhood a place of nostalgia but for munroe it was far from idyllic pg 27. Justice and cleaniness innocent notions are over -pictures of birds (p. 33) red head wood peaker, captivated and lovely the birds represent pure, child like innocence innocence which rose did not get in her harsh school. Her school disallows her to enter that state of innocence the birds are high up in the classroom innocence (which is represented by birds is out of reach.