The greatest manifestation of literature talent is to be able to put inside a short story a very big and important message. In “How to Become a Writer” the narrator is a dynamic character because she changes from pessimistic to optimistic, as a result of proving everybody wrong. The obstacles in her path put her down at first but in the end she overcomes all of them.
The short story “How to Become a Writer” talks about a young girl and how her whole life was since a kid. That she will go and do what people expected from her, but never what she wanted to get out of life. She tried so many different majors in college and little did she know that her true calling was creative writing. Even do she had many ideas many people will put her down on the way she would write because all the different teachers she had would expect another type of writing. “The teacher will hand them back to you with comments ‘Much of your writing is smooth and energetic, however you have a ludicrous notion of plot’, ‘write another story”’ (121). The narrator show in this example how the way the character writes does not satisfy the teacher and makes her write another story. In the story later on it says how frustrated the character gets with these comments. Francie says that all she does is never right and that people don’t let her do what she wants.
Writing for her has become like a passion and her peers back her down. Yet another example that is listed in the story that makes the narrator feel like creative writing is not for her is “You read the whole thing out loud in class. No one likes it. They say your sense of plot is outrageous and incompetent. After class someone ask you if you’re crazy” (121). In this example the whole class portrays her writing as being dull and random; this makes the narrator feel like her writing will never satisfy anyone. Again the narrator portrays a failure setting for Francie with her writing and the way she chooses to... [continues]
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