Week 2 dq2
Week 2 dq2
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Date Created: 11/17/15
Week 2 dq2 I think the story The House on Mango Street is a small re ection of the way Sandra Cisneros felt about her own life Her frequent movement from one house to another and one country to another probably left her feeling somewhat lost in life As the daughter of a Mexican and a mexican American she may have felt that her home was in both countries as well as neither country Upon reaching college she felt even more alienated as her classmates were from the best schools in the country but she was from the public school systems I like the way she wrote quotThey had been bred as ne hothouse owers l was a yellow weed among the city39s cracksquot She truly felt out of place and insecure even as a successful writer she intoned her feeling of being out of place such as in the story The House on Mango Street I believe she had a somewhat cynical outlook on life as the last few sentences of that story read quotI knew I had to have a house A real house One I could point to But this isn39t it The house on Mango Street isn39t it For the time being mama said Temporary papa said But I know how those things goquot She had already come to grips with the fact that even though she nally had a real house to live in instead of an apartment it still wasn39t the dream house she had imagined Edgar Allan Poe lived a fascinating but tragic life I remember reading somewhere that it is suspected that he was carrier of tuberculosis As such he was not affected by the disease but was contagious to those who were close to him I believe Poe39s dark and ominous style of writing is due in part to the losses he incurred in life such as the death of his mother and wife Also known as a man who drank a great deal of alcohol I think he attempted to thwart depression by drinking heavily I also believe that his education in schools in England and Scotland probably contributed 0 his writing style Most likely his early education of literature and writing was shaped by attending these schools which at the time were more re ned than American public schools I enjoy reading Poe39s works as dark as they are and although my life in no way resembles his I feel that i can often identify with his macabre sense of storytelling
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