Mallicent is waiting to be called up for the rat court and she is thinking back to what she had to do to get to this point. She is curious what will happen next.
One Day Later(conflict)
Joining the sorority is cool.
Being unique is cool.
Betsy Johnson and Louise Fullerton are explaining the rules of the intimation to Mallicent. They say that she can not talk back or smile to there big sister.
I want to be like a heather bird, flying free and as an individual.
Come on up Millicent.
Louise wants to talk to Millicent, so they go to the drug store to talk after school. Louise then explains the process of getting voted in. All of the members have a big meeting and discuss which girls will make it in. They also talk about how Tracy did not get nominated.
Back to Friday Night(Resolution)
As part of initiation, Millicent must ask random people what they had for breakfast on a bus. She gets to one man and he says that he eats heather bird eyebrows. Millicent thinks that it is wonderful that she shares unique interests with this strange man. She realizes that it is important to be unique. The theme of the story is to be yourself.
I ate heather birds' eyebrows.
Millicent is lying in bed and she hears heather birds chirping outside her window and she think about how they are free and have individual personalities. She wants to be like this. This is the moment that she decides that she will not join the sorority.
Millicent is sitting in the basement and she realizes that by not joining the sorority, then she can be friends with everybody. She is then told to come upstairs. Right before she starts up the stairs, she hears the song of the heather bird and she makes the final decision to not join. Her personal initiation had begun.