• Wideman Essay
    Points in “Our Time” by: John Wideman In John Widemans’ excerpt from his book “Brothers and Keepers” through his characters he creates several themes that are consistent throughout the book. The themes that he highlights he then uses to teach the overall lessons of the excerpt. Besides John, there are...
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    Assignment 2 “Our Time” as an Autoethnography There are two of Mary Louise Pratt’s terms that will provide a better understanding of John Wideman’s “Our Time”. The first of the terms is “contact zone” which according to Prattis defined as any “social spaces where cultures meet, clash, and grapple...
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  • The Weird Ways of Wideman
    Ways of WidemanOur Time” is an interesting story that displays many different styles of writing that not everyone is accustomed to. The author twists and turns the story many different directions throughout, which provides for an alluring read. The story “Our Time” by John Edgar Wideman attempts...
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  • John Edgar Wideman
    14 Oct 2013 Wideman And Pratt In John Edgar Wideman’s article “Our Time” he describes several situations that ultimately lead to the downfall and imprisonment of his brother Robby. Wideman tells stories of several things that happened to his brother while he was growing up that could have helped...
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  • John Widemen Our Time Eassy
    8:00 English 110 Paper 1, Rough Draft Response to John WidemanOur TimeJohn Wideman’s “Our Time” portrays a different side of a convicted felon that is often never seen. His brother Robbie was sentenced to life in prison after being involved in a murder and robbery. Writing a book about his brother...
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  • Wideman vs. Limerick
    John Edgar Wideman's "Our Time", and Patricia Nelson Limerick's "Empire of Innocence", are two very different stories about one particular theme. In these selections both authors are writing history. Wideman is writing the history of his brother's life, and Limerick is writing the history of the old...
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  • Wideman
    First Draft Ashley Niemiec SR2 Nicole Colasanto AFW Professor Veselits First Draft “Our Time” by John Edgar Wideman is a homage to his brother, who is currently incarcerated for robbery and murder. Wideman goes into the depths of the jail where his brother is currently incarcerated and the family...
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    that may be noticed, but when reading John Wideman’s essay Our Time, many unique features will be noticed. John uses his powerful descriptive skills to paint out a vivid picture of the progression of his younger brother Robby’s life. Throughout the reading Wideman stops on several occasions to discuss...
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  • Two Authors with one Voice
    other’s words. Some individuals are confident enough to write about themselves and talk freely to the public. In both cases, Mary Louise Pratt and John Wideman show these forms of speaking known as “ethnography” and “autoethnography” through their writings. Mary Louise Pratt uses many ideas and terms...
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  • Our Time Essay
    Critical Reading and Writing 102-29 13 October 2012 Our Time Essay 2 Throughout John Wideman’s work, Our Time, Wideman describes the struggles he has writing his brother, Robby’s story. Based on their drastically different personalities, Wideman as difficulty understanding Robby’s experiences enough...
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  • Visions of Our Time
    March 2007 ENC 1102 Dr. Lacrone Visions of Our Time John Wideman starts off Our Time with the story of his friend Garth on his death bed. Using extreme detail its hard not to believe you are staring him right in the face. The story of John and Robby's mother is inspiration for willpower. Not...
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  • Oppressive Transformation
    Cyr Professor Pahigian ENGL- 110 Oppressive Transformation “Our Time,” a passage written by John Wideman, expresses the oppressive life of blacks during the 1960’s through the life of his own family. As the story unfolds, Wideman introduces many themes that are important to him in order to relay...
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  • Our Time
    see some examples of what she was really talking about. After reading John Edgar Wideman’s “Our Time” we can see that Pratt’s ideas and terms are accurate because they can be applied to this reading as well as others. "Our Time" is an autoethnography because it uses diffeerent points of view, not...
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  • Our Time John Widemans
    John Edgar Wideman's biography about his brother Robby Our Time can also be seen as a story about accepting responsibility. There were many things throughout the story that could have been blamed for Robby's robbery and murder conviction. One excuse could have been that Robby seemed to be born under...
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  • A Mile in His Shoes
    Shoes In “Our Time,” John Edgar Wideman writes an essay about his brother, Robby, who grew up in the streets and eventually landed in prison for his connection to a burglary and a murder. Two men who have grown up together could not be more different, a fact that becomes apparent as Wideman, an educated...
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  • Our Time
    Paper 1 Discovery Draft September 10, 2008 Paper 1 John Edgar Wideman’s “Our Time” is a fascinating story of his younger brother Robby and the troubles and difficulties he had growing up in the neighborhood of Homewood. Wideman puts a different aspect on this story when writing; he tells us...
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  • A Perspective on Racism
    System” keeps them there all their lives. At the same time, there are others in the same situation who have “escaped” the clutches of this loathed entity. It's easy to follow suit to your surroundings, but it's hard to go against your conscience. Robby Wideman is an example of what the ghetto can make of you...
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  • Facing Your Writting Problems
    University of North Dakota Facing Your Writing Problems John Edgar Wideman’s “Our Time” a chapter from Brother and Keepers is a very interesting essay explaining the hardships of living in a place like Homeland back in the 50’s. Wideman tells his story through his mother, his brother Robby, and himself...
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  • A Common Thread
    what is going on around us. Our surroundings pass us by and we never take a glimpse at what those surroundings may hold. Our society presses forward without looking over their shoulder to see where we have been. Without acknowledging our present culture and studying our culture in the past, where are...
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  • Wideman
    English 101, Section 20 Wideman Paper Final Paper The Cause and Effect of Life Over the years of life, we as individuals grow, learn, and adapt to numerous things and those are the effects of certain causes. If we were to look at where we are in life and deeply evaluated our current status, we could...
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