The Undercurrent By Kellollie Young Analysis

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In her article, “The Undercurrent”, Kellie Young recalls tales of her childhood and growing up with her worrisome mother and reflects on how this personal background ultimately influenced her own thoughts and actions. From surfing in the early morning, to public restrooms, to leaving home for M.I.T, Young expresses her mother’s incessant and often irrational worries about every possible thing that could go wrong. After examining her past, Young recognizes that her mother’s voice followed her even when she wasn’t around, and unconsciously Young’s voice and her mother’s began to mesh together. As she matures, Young becomes cognizant that her mother’s nagging is not oppressive or confining, but rather a safeguard meant to pull her in from danger
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