Raymond's Run Short Story

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In both stories the protagonists are annoyed by a family member. In “Raymond’s Run”, Squeaky is a fourth grade girl who is charged with caring for her older, mentally challenged brother, Squeaky tells the reader, “All I have to do in life is mind my brother, Raymond, which is enough”(33).Squeaky has to keep an eye on Raymond every minute. As they walk down Broadway Squeaky tells the reader, “I keep Raymond on the inside of me, and he plays like he is driving a stagecoach which is O.K. by me as long as he does not… interrupt my breathing exercises. Squeaky looking after Raymond is a burden. Clearly taking care of Raymond is difficult for Squeaky. Squeaky is embarrassed of Raymond because he is mentally challenged but scarcely shows it throughout

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