Millicent Starts To Make Her Decision After Initiation Week
What do I do? I'll either be in the "popular" group or be free to be me and still be connected.
I'm jealous... will we even be friends anymore?
Flashback Begins: Millicent And Tracy's Conversation
Sorority is going to change you.
We'll still be friends an hang out together! You'll get in next year!
I can't wait to be in sorority! I'll feel so cool. Change is good!
Millicent Learns About The Sorority's Ways
Do as we say and prove that you want to be in the sorority.
Why am I doing this? Does this make the older girls feel good?
Millicent is deciding whether to join the sorority after going through initiation week. She reflects on the week, what sorority is like, and what she learned about herself. The story then rewinds to when Millicent was first chosen.
Millicent Has Her Realization While Talking To A Man On The Bus
Heather birds fly and sing all day. Being mythological is wonderful.
Millicent's best friend, Tracy, was not selected for the sorority. She feels jealous, and Millicent assures her that their friendship will continue. Millicent later realizes that the sorority will affect the great friends she already has.
Millicent Learns More From Liane, And Has More Support For Her Decision
So sorority is just an exclusive social group?
Yeah! That's an odd way of putting it... it gives you a higher status.
Millicent goes through tasks during initiation, including being bossed around by Beverly and singing and dancing on the way to school. She wonders what the point of it is. She had received advice from Louise.
Back To The Present: Millicent Feels Good About Her Decision And Learns About Herself
Millicent, you can come out!
I'm going to tell them that I decided not to join. This is the right thing for me. My initiation is just beginning.
Millicent is doing another embarrassing initiation task when she talks to this man. He talks about heather birds, which symbolize being free to be oneself. Millicent also learns that people open up when others care about them. This is the key factor in her decisions, and other factors build off of it.
I wish I were as free as a heather bird.
Millicent asks Liane, another girl joining the sorority, about what the club does. Liane explains that it is just a social group that somehow gives its members a "cool" status. Millicent believes that she already has a social group, and doesn't need the exclusivity of the sorority.
All that the sorority does is be a social group and take away freedom?
Millicent realizes that she already has what she wants - to be connected, and can have that without the sorority, which would only take away her freedom to be herself.