"People aim for the stars, and they end up like goldfish in a bowl." Our profound thought comes out of cynicism, we were lied to as children and when we grow up, we realize it but it is too late to do anything about it. This is coming from a 12 year old. Yikes! Why don't our parents tell us life is absurd from the beginning. It would save everyone from having their dreams smashed. This is how, the reader is introduced to our brainy rich youngster.
Literary references ('Colombe, stop trying to act like Madame Guermantes," or "Pumpkin, you are a regular Sanseverina").
Madame Guermantes is one of the main characters in Marcel Proust's The Guermantes Way of the In Search of LostTime (À la recherche du temps perdu) series. Marcel falls in love with the duchesse de Guermantes, from high Parisian society and then learns to despise her and her social circle.
She laments about how she has to pretend to be stupid and gives us a glimpse of the future- she is not going to end up in the fish bowl. She talks about death and how banal it is. She tells the reader that she is committing suicide on June 16. "Dying must be a delicate passage, a sweet slipping away to rest."
Before she dies she want to have the greatest number of profound thoughts in the form of Japanese poetry: a haiku (three lines) or a tanka (five lines).
On June 16th not only is she going to kill herself, she is going to set the apartment on fire.
Why do you think she needs to do this? Is this just teenage angst? How does this help the people in Africa?
I'm an expert amateur or maybe an amateur expert.