Explanatory Essay: Louise Erdrich's Windigo

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Explanatory Essay When I was 14 years old I was hiking with my friends on Highland Ave. We were hiking and saw an abandoned hospital that looked very interesting. So we went in the hospital just because it looked cool and it gave us a sudden urge to go explore. My friends and I went further in the hospital and came across a room that was full of old looking beds and chairs. In the back of the room my friends found a satanic ritual that had been done a while ago, along with an old chair covered with blood. While we were checking it out we heard a scream that came from the hallway and we thought that someone was living here. I got a sudden chill and was really creeping out of what I just heard. My friends and I were very curious and wanted…show more content…
It is effective because the reader will get creeped out of what the windigo does to the child. For instance, “Mother scolded the food warm and smooth in the pot and called you to eat. But I spoke in the cold trees: New one, I have come for you, child hide and lie still.” (114) This proves the Windigo is a very creepy creature is silent and goes for little children. On the contrary, “I stole you off, a huge thing in my bristling armor. Steam rolled from my wintery arms, each leaf shivered from the bushes we passed until the stood, naked, spread like the cleaned spines of fish.” (115) This is obviously a big change because the mysterious creature has the child away with him. Therefore, transformation was effective because it went from the Windigo talking to the child to the point at which the windigo takes the child with…show more content…
It is effective because when reading the story The Raven, it is a mystery that Edgar Allan Poe is trying to solve with the raven. For instance, “Back into the chamber turning, all my soul within me burning, soon again I heard a tapping, somewhat louder than before. “Surely,” said I, surely that is something at my window lattice; Let me see, then, what thereat is, and this mystery explore--Let my heart be still a moment, and this mystery explore;-- ‘Tis is the wind and nothing more.” (110) This proves that Edgar Allan Poe is freaking out because he looks to see who is making the noise and no one was there. On the contrary, “Fancy unto fancy, thinking what this ominous bird of yore-- What this grim, ungainly, ghastly, gaunt, and ominous bird of yore Meant in croaking “Nevermore.” (113) This is obviously a big change because Edgar Allan Poe is describing the raven that keeps on croaking nevermore. Therefore, transformation was effective because it changed the mysterious tapping thing into a raven that says
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