Violence and Obedience

Teenager Battles Internal and External Forces in Reynolds's Long Way Down


  • Marci Heatherly Pittsburg State University

Author Biography

Marci Heatherly, Pittsburg State University

Marci Heatherly is from Girard, Kansas, and has been interested in English, specifically teaching English at the secondary level, since she was a freshman in high school. Currently, she is a junior in the English Department at Pittsburg State University with a minor in creative writing.  In her spare time, she enjoys reading additional works by authors learned about in classes, as well as contemporary short stories and poetry. In May 2022 she will be studying abroad in Germany, Poland, and the Czech Republic. She is ecstatic to visit the Kafka Museum in Prague. She can be reached at






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