Ms. M. Garcia
November 27, 2013
The Definition of Success
The definition of success is interchangeable; for some it may mean gathering their family around the dinner table for a meal. For others, success is having framed degrees on the wall of their offices and homes that immortalize their hard work; Tina Fey’s “Bossy Pants” portrays a naturally quirky, and painfully awkward young woman, who against all predispositions she is faced with, conquers and adjust well enough to become her own “boss” and attain her own success as an actress on “Saturday Night Live”.
Throughout her entire life as the stereotypical Jewish girl Fey had what seemed the ideal generic childhood. The kind filled with magic, rainbows, and that entire mumbo-jumbo parents spoon feed their children. Reaching adolescence it became apparent that Fey’s social development was at risk. Consequently she develops the most awkward personality one could imagine. Knowing she was not like the rest Fey decided to take things into her own hands. She set her own standards; her standards were not to be compromised. “What should have shut me down and made me feel “less than” ended up giving me an inflated sense of self” (Fey 11).
These are issues that are not often dealt with in a proper manor and are commendable on account of Fey’s persistence, and self worth. has an interesting and unorthodox approach at building relationships, because she is forced to mature at such a young age, yet organically an introvert, she is patiently waits for others to spark interest in starting any kind of relationship. Once commenced, here relationships are exclusively long term. More specifically, Fey encounters two inseparable gay comrades who mold her to be open minded. For that, Fey relies heavily on the gay community.
“I was embraced by the gays. They loved me….Parents of the world this is where you want your seventeen-year-old daughter spending her summer—snorting her DQ...