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The street act 1

The main character in The Street, Ann Petry shows that even in the hardest of times, one should continue to push forward, even if the “wind [pushes]” them away. The wind is trying to prevent those outside, especially Lutie, from accomplishing their mission/goals. The wind blocks Lutie’s path, almost as if it were the difficult situation she is going through. The wind forced the Lutie to shiver as “its cold fingers…touched the back of her neck, explored the sides of her head”. Petry also shows that the wind is doing every possible thing to discourage the people walking on the street, by finding “chicken bones and pork-chop bones”, and “every scrap of paper along the street”. The “violent assault” of…