While the Freedom Writers are happily sharing their college acceptances and talking about post-graduation life, this student feels a deep sense of grief at the idea of separating from them. She recalls the night her father left her house for good, for no reason she could identify, and fears the moment when she will have to accept the Freedom Writers’ loss in the same way. She thinks, however, that the Freedom Writers cannot be compared to her father, and that things will probably be all right.
This student’s fear at being separated from the Freedom Writers highlights the extraordinary group dynamic the students have succeeded in creating, as many of them turn to this group in the same way they would expect support from a family. This student sees the Freedom Writers as an even more stable entity than a family.