She states that maybe all the family members are actually on the trip and the loneliness is only imagined (Sinor, 2008). She questions the reality and begins to wonder whether the expressions made by her uncle are actually the truth. I found this section quite challenging and I had to reread it several times to ensure that it was just speculation. At one point, I thought that the author’s uncle did not actually die and that this story was imagined. However, in the end, I understood that the narrator was only searching for comfort and that the realization that her uncle was dead was difficult for her to accept, hence the confusion between reality and illusion.
Cover Letter This essay made me do a lot of thinking about what family meant to me. There were a lot of words that came to mind but I came to the conclusion of only a few. There are SO many different definitions of family, love, support, etc. Not many of those definitions fit mine exactly but they do include some things I would say. In order for me to have a solid foundation for my essay, I did a little research on other people’s definition of family and saw how they would describe it.
The Great Gatsby, also inspired my writing because it showed how different people viewed the American dream, and it did not have a set definition. Lastly my grandparents inspired my writing because they moved to America when they were younger. They saw America as a new opportunity to live a successful life, but the term, “American Dream” was only a motivator for an ideal life. About how much time did you spend on this piece? How do you rate the final quality of your writing on a scale of 1-20 (1=low, 20=high) Provide an explanation of your grade below.
I personally found this essay enlightening. The reason for that is because I myself am at fault of being like the people that Tan speaks about. Because there have been times that I have been unable to understand certain people because of their accents. That I would almost completely ignore the parents and speak through their children to have an understanding of what they needed assistance with. After reading this my eyes were opened to how that affects them, and that I need to be more patient with listening to others and putting more effort into understanding
A great author once said “It can be overwhelming to see the variety among moral perspectives and the different directions they might lead us when it comes to practical moral issues” (370 Cowan). Through my interview with my Aunt I can say I say that I too felt very overwhelmed by the array of answers she gave me as I discussed God and philosophy with her. Going into the phone call I knew that her answers would make for a good paper simply because she is a non-practicing wicca (non-practicing being that she does not belong in a coven currently). My Aunt married into my family when I was 18 and she has brought a very interesting and very diverse beliefs to my presbyterian family. Through this dialogue I was able to see where she was weak in her faith and where she held strong.
Point of View and Credibility Just like any other autobiography, Keller wrote The Story of My Life in first person point of view, sharing her experiences through her own thoughts and feelings, however, this point of view makes the narrator less credible. In the novel, Keller recounts her early childhood and so forth from memory, making the story less trustworthy since her memory could be false. She could have added some details she wanted to include and forget some details that could have changed the story slightly or immensely, yet Keller is well aware of this problem as before she starts the book she says: “When I try to classify my earliest impressions, I find that fact and fancy look alike across the years that link the past with the
In the book, Morrie also said, “Forgive yourself before you die. Then forgive others” because you don’t know when you will see them for the last time (Albom 164). Morrie has an interesting viewpoint when it comes to forgiveness. I agree that it is important to forgive people, even though you are allowed to take your time with it. There have been instances where I found it difficult to forgive people that hurt me for a while, but I worked continuously towards pardoning them.
For instance, on page 20 it says, “It may not have been a cellphone but it spoke to me all the same.” This confirms the theme because Ana was disappointed that she didn’t get a cellphone. Eventually, she realizes that the recipe book she received from her grandmother was just as important to her. Therefore, these stories have two very distinct
I was happy with the Ace Books outcome, but the time wasted I was definitely not. I will have to make this up, but it was a long while that I could have used to be writing. I would have had more time to write, but the family issues were getting very bad. Many people I knew were passing and I had to attend the
The term that initially stood out to me was “Choices.” At first, I was confused as to why the author was focusing so much on this one word. What important choices was the protagonist going to make? However, I now know that those choices you make in life affect yourself, others, the environment, etc.. When I continued reading, I saw this idea when the protagonist, Beatrice (Tris), decided to leave her faction and join Dauntless. This scene wasn’t very surprising to me, actually.