|The Avalon Ballroom
The Avalon Ballroom
Mostly everyone has a hero, role model, or someone to look up to. These people can significantly affect your lifestyle, and what you do. The Avalon Ballroom by Ann Hood displays this type of character as the father of Lily, the protagonist. This highly respected patriarch inspires her to do many things, like to go to college at Princeton University just as he did.
Lily seems to want to follow her father’s footsteps by going to Princeton University. This “god-like” figure has affected Lily’s entire family in many ways. Lily is enthused by Trip, her father, and is obvious when she said “I need to come up with $2,000 so that I can go to Princeton in the fall. That’s why I work all these stupid jobs and why I never get to go to the clubs with everyone else. I’m saving every penny to go to Princeton. Don’t ask me why, but going there is like the most important thing in my life.”(Hood 17) Throughout the story, Lily tries ver...