Going Places

by

A.R. Barton

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Jansie is a friend of Sophie’s. They are both working class, and their families appear to be friends with one another. Josie is considerably more realistic and pessimistic than Sophie. She knows that the two of them are “earmarked for the biscuit factory” a truth which makes her feel “melancholy”. She is also noted as a gossip who is unable to keep secrets.

Jansie Quotes in Going Places

The Going Places quotes below are all either spoken by Jansie or refer to Jansie. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
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). Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the National Council of Education Research and Training edition of Going Places published in 2014.
Going Places Quotes

“I’ll be like Mary Quant,” Sophie said. “I’ll be a natural. They’ll see it from the start. I’ll have the most amazing shop this city’s ever seen.’

Related Characters: Sophie (speaker), Jansie
Related Symbols: The Boutique
Page Number: 77
Explanation and Analysis:
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Jansie Character Timeline in Going Places

The timeline below shows where the character Jansie appears in Going Places. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
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On their way home from school, Sophie informs her friend Jansie that one day she will own a boutique. Skeptical, Jansie tells Sophie that she would... (full context)
Fantasy vs. Reality Theme Icon
Class vs. Ambition Theme Icon
Limitations of Gender Roles Theme Icon
Jansie, who knows that both she and Sophie are destined to work at the biscuit factory,... (full context)
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Family vs. Individuality Theme Icon
Limitations of Gender Roles Theme Icon
The following week, Jansie asks Sophie about meeting Danny Casey, and Sophie is “startled” and dismayed. This is a... (full context)