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The title of this story implies a certain amount of hope that is sharply contrasted by the narrator’s sense of dread towards her current pregnancy. When she says, “Part of her wished she could just stay pregnant,” (7) she does not mean it as a sweet sentiment but rather the hope that she will never give birth to the child she is carrying around inside of her. The pregnancy has made her reevaluate her life choices, and she has discovered that she has never taken any risks other than art school. She is repeating her mother’s life, a life full of regret and stupid decisions. The narrator is struggling between doing what is expected of her and pursuing what she wants to do.

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