The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind Literary Analysis

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Our world is filled with a diverse group of people who each have their own culture, perspective, and experiences. Although our differences may be vast, our similarities tie us all into the web of human experiences. The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba, is a novel demonstrating the struggles of William Kamkwamba, who experiences first hand famine, political corruption, and poverty. I, on the other hand am privileged enough to have access to electricity, education, and basic needs. From the surface it may seem like William and I are completely different individuals, looking closer we share quite a few experiences and attributes like a passion for education, a similar parental support, and worries about the future. Education is valued around the world but not everyone has access to a good education. William’s family is unable to pay for his school fees so William expresses his passion about learning through tinkering. While I personally had access to education, I too expressed my interests outside of school. While William is passionate about electricity and technology, I am more interested in aspects of science dealing with biology. William spent his childhood tinkering with radio’s to figure out how they work and even started a business to fix them. In comparison I spent my time experimenting with different…show more content…
Our shared attributes like our commitment to learning, parental support, and worries and the future, allow me to further empathize with William and what he has gone through. When I first read his novel for the first time, I was unfazed by the hardship William had endured. I partially blame that on the society we live in; we have become desensitized to others struggles and strifes because that is all the media shows. However, by contemplating the similar struggles humans have, I am now able to truly sympathize with William and others who face adversities and conflict in this

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