Great Expectations Reflection Essay

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Exposition: “Heaven knows we need never be ashamed of our tears,” I read, “For they are rain upon the blinding dust of earth, overlying our hard hearts. I was better after I had cried, than before--more sorry, more aware of my own ingratitude, more gentle.” I’m reading Great Expectations by Charels Dickens for 7th grade English. My teacher, Mr Meraz, is having us do an essay on what the meaning of the quote is, but I have read it about 50 times, and I still can’t figure it out. Maybe it means that we don’t need to try not to weep or cry, because sometimes it helps us figure things out. It cleanses us of ourselves, or refreshes us when the people around us make us confused. I can’t really think of that when I the smell dinner Mom is making; chicken and potatoes, my favorite. She’s an amazing cook, and I keep on tellin’ her that she should open a resteraunt, but she has to work at a hospital to help support us, and she just can’t take that chance. That’s what she tells me anyway. She has beutiful green/blue eyes, and long brown hair. Her married name is Elizebeth Curtis, but I call her Mom. She keeps the family happy on bad or stressful days, along with Sodapop. Sodapop is my older brother, he’s real funny. He has never been good in school, but he does good in P.E.. Soda keeps telling my parents that he wants to drop out of school, but they want him to finish and get a good job. He’s hardworking, but he thinks that school is one thing he’ll never
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