Dorothy Allison's Personal Narrative Analysis

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In Dorothy Allison’s personal narrative, “Context” the author explores the possible outcomes from her lover being introduced to her family and how that would change the way her lover saw herself. Allison supports this by using indirect characterization to describe her family members and the effect her family members may have on her lover. Allison’s purpose is to explain how events affect one another in various ways because of everyone’s different context to the situation. Allison’s intended audiences are all men and women who read personal narratives to get a better understanding of the difficulties and experiences someone undergoes during the course of their life. I have mixed feelings about Allison’s personal narrative. I agree with some
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