A Conversation With My Father Analysis

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Everything in life doesn’t end in a happy ending. That’s evident for most but for a writer, that is just an opinion. Writers are given the opportunity to create the characters in their stories and the world the characters live in. The narrator of “A Conversation with My Father” is a writer who understands this concept. The story she tells in both instances involve a tragic story in itself but the ending is left undecided for the narrator herself to decide. Given the circumstances that the father is in, it makes perfect sense for him to believe each story that begins with tragedy must end in it but his daughter sees it very differently. The second version of the story gives more detail of the situation, the characters are given life, and she offers an ending that only the reader can imagine. When writing a story, the author must introduce the story in details to give the reader an insight to the story he/she is reading. Small background details are seen as useless to some while to others they explain the life of the characters and the situation in the story. Details in the second version included; details of why the son became a “junkie”, why the mom followed in doing the same, and what the son became after he quit. The first version of the story only mentions when the boy became a junkie and how he left his mom after she fell into the same bad habits. The story had been doomed from the beginning but it made it more interesting the second time around because of the
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