For this reading response, focus on the "why's" of this piece. Why would someone go to such lengths--spending not only her regular paycheck, but even draining her savings account--to buy designer label clothes and accessories? If you know anyone who has behaved this way (including yourself), why do you think they (or you) did it? Alternately, consider your emotional response to this reading and this author. Did you feel this person was silly for wasting so much money on clothes? Why is that "silly" or "stupid," even? In other words, what personal values do you hold that this materialist behavior seems to contradict or offend? If you sympathize with her, what values or beliefs do the two of you seem to have in common?
As ever, you are under no obligation to answer
all or any of these questions--they remain merely suggestions to help
get you thinking. Whatever you choose, remember to use the reading to
approach the bigger ideas, the values, that hide beneath the surface of
the text. It's these ideas and values that will produce the foundation
for body paragraphs, perhaps even a thesis, in your next essay.
Please post your response of at least 250 words by the time we begin class on Tuesday, July 10th.