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Shvoong Home>Books>Poetry>Going Places Review

Going Places

Article Review   by:Prithz9     Original Author: A.R. Barton
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The theme of this story is adolescent fantasising and hero-worship.
The story revolves around the life of Sophie, a teenager, who, like others of her age, is filled with fantasies and desires. She comes from a poor financial background, but hopes to be sophisticated in the future. Sophie dreams of owning a boutique one day ot being an actress or fashion designer, but her friend Jansie believes that both of them are earmarked for the biscuit factory. Jansie, who is more realistic, tries to pull Sophie to reality, but in vain.
Sophie lives in a small house with her parents and brothers, Geoff and little Derek. Though she voices her feelings and desires, her parents pooh-pooh her, because they, unlike her, are more mature and know the truths of life.
Sophie finds a sort of fascination for her elder brother Geoff, who is tall, strong and handsome and reserved. She envies his silence and often wonders about his thoughts and areas of his life that she doesn’t know about.
The centre of this story is that Sophie fantasises about Danny Casey, an Irish football player, whom she had seen playing in innumerable matches. She makes up a story about how she met him in the streets and tells this to Geoff. Geoff, who is more sensible than Sophie, does not really believe her, even if she wants to. It seems an unlikely incident for Sophie to meet the prodigy in their street, but whe Sophie describes the meeting in all her details, he begins to hope that it could be true. She tells him that Danny has promised to meet her somewhere again.
Sophie gets so pulled into the story she made that she herself begins to believe that its true. She waits for the Irish player, but obviously, he never arrives. Then, she makes her way home, wondering how her brother would be disappointed on knowing that Danny Casey never showed up. However, Sophie still fantasises about her hero, unperturbed.
Published: January 19, 2010   
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  1. Answer   Question  :    sophie's fascination for denny casey stemmed from the fact that he had all that sophie's wanted for herself elaborate View All
  1. Answer   Question  :    how did danny take his team to an 'ecstatic' victory? View All
  1. Answer   Question  :    at last she fantasises that she really met danney casey ( 2 Answers ) View All
  1. Answer  :    no she doesn't met danney casey it was her dream Thursday, February 28, 2013
  1. Answer  :    at last she doesnt give a break to her fantasies...and as she didnt want to believe that it was all in her mind and not REAL...she made up a story again that she met Danny Casey again. Friday, September 07, 2012
  1. Answer   Question  :    you need to explain their meeting more elaborately ( 1 Answer ) View All
  1. Answer  :    they meet in the street ,she ask him to give him autograph for little Derek.At that time , he also agrees to give her autograph but she hasn't any paper or pen for taking autograph . At last , he talked her to meet soon and at that time he will give her autograph.Then , she goes to park on the bank of river. There she waits for long time but he doesn't come and she feels upset . She thinks that her brother is right that he has a chain of girlfriends. and he has not time for a poor girl sophi . Monday, September 02, 2013
  1. Answer   Question  :    What is the point of vie of this story? View All
  1. Answer   Question  :    what were the difference between sophie and jansie?? ( 2 Answers ) View All
  1. Answer  :    Sophie was a young who was going to end his school. she was a fan of Danny Cassy. she is not punctual. she always remained at sky but her friend does not fly at sky . she wanted to remained at earth. Sophie dreamed of owing a boutique and being an actress or an fashion designer. but her friend focused her to be punctual . Monday, September 02, 2013
  1. Answer  :    sophie lived in a world of fantacy whereas jansie was a practical thinking girl who lived in the real world Friday, January 04, 2013
  1. Answer   Question  :    What was sophie's post schooling plans??? ( 1 Answer ) View All
  1. Answer  :    To make honey moon with Danny Sunday, February 24, 2013
  1. Answer   Question  :    the editors say that "some of the themes explored in the story are sibling relationships in adolescence, emotional see saw and hero worship"? View All
  1. Answer   Question  :    Is the title of 'going places' appropriate? ( 1 Answer ) View All
  1. Answer  :    yes the title of the story going places is appropriate because as the theme of the story is based on the theme adolescence emotions of fantasising and hero worship.In her dream sophie goes from places to places of which she can just dream about. Wednesday, November 23, 2011
  1. Answer   Question  :    did sophie met danny casey or not? explain. ( 2 Answers ) View All
  1. Answer  :    sophie never met danny casey in person she only saw him while she went to saw the match every saturday with her family. Friday, January 31, 2014
  1. Answer  :    no she never met danny casey at all.. it ws jst her own built imagination in which she had involved herself alot that futher she herself thot that its all true.. it ws all abt her fantasy n nothing else like any other teenager (payal verma :-)) Sunday, November 27, 2011
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