Hunger In M. F. K. Fisher's Young Hunger

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The word hunger can have dozens upon dozens of meanings. Hunger can mean the need for food, or a need to travel and explore, and many more. Depending on the individual, hunger can be as large as traveling all around the world, or having a small meal. Hunger can vary vastly from one person to another, and some have more than others. However, for M. F. K. Fisher, the author of “Young Hunger”, proves that the youth of our civilization have the strongest of hunger.
Within the reading, Fisher appeals to the audience through the use of emotion. She does this by recounting one of her own personal stories of when she was a youth in a boarding school. While telling the story, Fisher reminisces about the weekend activities that the school had organized for the students and how she would often not sign up for them. She also recounts how she created, hid, and
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By detailing another story of her own, she stayed the night at her godparents and complained about how vastly different her and her godparents hunger were. In the story, Fisher was eighteen years old and her godparents were quite old and fragile. On Fisher's way to the Godparents home, she recalled about her hunger and how strong it was, “I can still remember my almost insane desperation… [I] was literally concave with solitude and hunger… by the time I reached my godparents home I was almost light headed.” (Fisher). Due to Fisher being at such a young age, their need for food only ravaged their mind as she continued to grow and sprout through puberty. When she not fed, Fisher felt as if she were concave from their empty stomach. After a night With their godparents, Fisher ordered a large meal on the train ride home, only to eat very little from it from the agonizing hunger she have experienced the night before. The empty void in her stomach controlled Fisher’s thoughts as she could only concentrate about

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