A Comparative Essay On Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli and Wedding Dance by Amador Daguio
In this world, there is one common topic that many types of media try to get through to its audience. We all know what this is. A simple word, yet so full of different meanings. Love. Yes, truly there are different types of love. It may be puppy love, true love, motherly love, unconditional love, eternal love, and so many more that people call it. Although we think of these as different things, there is always one common thing in all these kinds of love. In this essay, two different love stories will be compared and contrasted. One is a novel by Jerry Spinelli entitled Stargirl and the other is a short story, Wedding Dance, by Amador Daguio.
The two main characters of “Stargirl” are Leo Borlock and Stargirl Caraway. Stargirl is a very extraordinary girl. She was different from the rest. Although she was strange, she was talented. This trait was also possessed by Lumnay, the main character from Wedding Dance. She was the most talented woman in their tribe—the best possible wife in the group. But unlike Stargirl, she was not strange. Meanwhile, Leo was a boy who was very concerned with what others think of him. This is also the trait of Awiyao, the other main character from Wedding Dance. He cared about how the others viewed him as a man with no child.
“Stargirl” is a story about this strange girl who comes to Mica High with a very different aura compared to her fellow schoolmates. In the time she spent in school being such an odd girl, she has captured the heart of this certain boy, Leo Borlock, who enjoyed her smile, her actions, her weird and wonderful ways. And as any typical story goes, yes, they fall in love! But things get out of hand. Her strange ways were too much for everyone to handle. This is why Leo had second thoughts on being seen with her. He wanted her to change—to be normal like everyone else. Then when their school dance, the Ocotillo Ball, was...