In ‘Die, Jerk‘, Rory’s editor at the Yale Daily News tells her that her articles have not been very good. He calls her chamber music review a “yawn”, and her next one, which was a lot of work for Rory, also “not very good.” Rory had researched it thoroughly and written it four times. She is coached to not worry so much about the facts and instead focus on her opinions.
So, when she’s told “either you’ll get the hang of things or you won’t,” Rory walks into the ballet thinking ‘I need an opinion,’ and worrying that maybe she’d already peaked as a writer. The ballet starts and, article or not, it appears to be horrible. The ballerina falls, kicks her partner and doesn’t look good in her outfit.
Despite how much Rory tries to be nice to people, she doesn’t hold back in her review. Perhaps she was so scared of not being published that she went very far in being harsh.
Was it necessary for Rory to be that harsh? She used phrases such as “the grace of a drunken dock worker” and compared the ballerina to a hippo.
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