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The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks

The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks

by E. Lockhart

Rules and Order Quotes

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Quote #1

I would like to point out that many of the Order's escapades were intended as social criticism. (1.8)

Frankie's letter of confession is not without some rationalizing. She wasn't just trying to wreak havoc like any other crazy teenager; she was trying to make a statement. But the question remains: did she effectively make it? If she has to explain her pranks, did they accomplish what she wanted them to?

Quote #2

The panopticon would create a sense of paranoia so pervasive that its inhabitants became practically self-governing. (10.9)

The panopticon is such an effective tool of control that the prisoners wind up making and following their own rules, instead of rebelling.

Quote #3

They were not afraid to break the rules, because consequences rarely applied to them. They were free. They were silly. They were secure. (15.22)

The dogs of the school don't break the rules. They make the rules.

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