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Memory can have different effects on different people. Memory can be positive or negative. Memory can leave a person with a fear every time they remember. People tend to bypass their memory or even start forgetting what happen in the past. Edwidge Danticat “Westbury court” focuses on an event that happens during her childhood and is still affecting her in her childhood. I can relate to Edwidge Danticat. I also had an event that happened to me and I believed it had to happen to make me who I am today. I also try to forget things that happen to me. I believed everything in life is a lesson learned. Some of my memories can be hurtful they actual shape who I have become. “Westbury Court” by Edwidge Danticat tells a story that had happen to her. The story about a fire that happen in her building. The fire killed two kids in the process and this event seen to stay in her memory. The fire had a great impact on Danticat because it could have easily been her and her sibling instead of the other children. The memories the author had of Westbury Court wasn’t so pleasant. But it’s as she got older she start to think back about what had happen and why the event’ in her life was significant. Everyone must go through something to learn. Later on you start too realized why you been through it. Danticat lived in the building off of Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn called Westbury court. It was a low income community. It was dangerous and unpleasant to live. She felt we she lived were a dead end. Nowhere to go and no there wasn’t any change. Her essay mainly focuses on a fire that happens when she was fourteen. Edwidge Danticat wasn’t a wear of the fire because she and her brothers were watching TV. When firemen came knocking on their door and escorted them outside. They were the last people to leave the building. While they ran by the apartment that cached firer they notice inside was filled with bright flames and smoke. While outside an ambulance arrived in the front of the...
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