English 102 Final
December 12, 2007
Minnie Wright it is a pleasure to meet you
First of all, Minnie, it is a true pleasure to meet you. After reading your story I began to appreciate literature. Your story made sense to me and it felt real. Your story along with the other plays, short stories, and poems all had different ways that make people do certain things. Each work gives different circumstances that motivate people to do these things.
We have read many fictional short stories during this course. In O’Conner’s, “First Confession,” fear was the motivation that made the young boy not want to participate in his first confession. Different people in his own family had made him believe that it was a scary task and he felt that it should be avoided at all cost. In “The Jilting of Granny Weatherall,” by Katherine Porter, the end of the grandmother’s life was the source of her reminiscing over all of the things that she felt had been incomplete over her life. As she remembers the bad times that she had, the reader could always see the good things that had come out of each of those “bad times.” Minnie, I am sure you have read Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart.” The one that motivated the main character to murder the old man was complete insanity. All of these stories and others show various ways to motivate the characters.
My hardest part of this class, Minnie, was the poetry. I dreaded this portion because of my unfamiliarity of the different types of poems. We read several and some I understood and others I am still pondering. The one that I enjoyed the most was “Homage of My Hips,” by Lucille Clifton. As you can see I have the hips to associate with this poem. The lady described in this poem was a large woman with big hips. She makes her voice know by the words she speaks. After reading this you feel that the woman has been ridiculed for being large in the past. This ridicule is the motivation the lady needs to tell the world,...