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In this paper, I wanted to discuss the short story called “Me Talk Pretty One Day” by David Sedaris. It was a story about his attempts to learn French when he moves to France, to attend school. He describes the frustrations of trying to learn a foreign language, as he is approached by a snarled, rude, non-understanding teacher. Davis Sedaris pushes through this course with drive and determination. This is a story I can relate to on so many different levels. It is about how even though he was scared. He was able to look past his fear to accomplish his goal of speaking French. My audience for this paper would basically be anyone who has fears and doubts about situations they are going through. Here was someone who moved to a different country, trying to learn a new language. He thought he was all alone, in this crazy teacher’s world, when one day he came in to see everyone huddled together talking a language to each other. People who are attending or moving to different places could also relate to him. For they, would be the “New kid on the block.” If this group of people, would read this story they would learn how as long as you perservere, they can accomplish anything thrown at them. In this short story, the part’s that stood out to me was in paragraph 22. Here he talks about how this class has affected his daily life. He could not go out in public for fear of being targeted out. So he kept his talking to a minimum. Then he goes on to paragraph 23 where he tells of not feeling alone. But in paragraph 26 is when he finally realizes that for the first time, he understood everything the teacher has said to him. He then replies back to her and says “you exhaust me with your foolishness and reward my efforts with nothing but pain, do you understand me?” That was his triumph!

Me Talk Pretty One Day
Me Talk Pretty one day, is a story about David Sedaris a 41 year old guy that moved to France. He enrolled into a college and began...
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