John Wideman Our Time Essays and Term Papers

  • 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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  • Our Time by john wideman

    of “Our Time” “Our Time is an essay in which John Edgar Wideman tries to make the reader realize that things aren’t always what people think they are. One may think they’re in a worst situation and look at someone else’s situation and realize that someone has it way worse than they do. Wideman wrote...

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  • Paper on John Wideman's "Our Time"

    Kiara Thomas Engl 1102 3/07/14 Dr. Shirokova “Our Time” by John Wideman is a good example of how giving the benefit of the doubt usually hurts the person who gave it. In this case it was the mother who gave Robby the benefit of the doubt. In the book it states “…giving someone the benefit...

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  • Listen and You Shall Hear: an Analysis of Our Time, a Selection from Brothers and Keepers by John Edgar Wideman

    The past, of course, can never change, but our understanding of the past changes constantly. In “Our TimeJohn Edgar Wideman tells the story of his brother Robby as a product of his own evolved perspective of the past, artfully weaving the voices of his mother and Robby alongside his own, reconstructing...

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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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  • In John Edgar Wideman’s Essay “Our Time”

    Chelsea Avery English 101 In Class Essay One March 1, 2013 In John Edgar Wideman’s essay “Our Time” he explores the experiences his brother Robby went through and circumstance that led Robby’s imprisonment while he became a well-recognized writer. He considers how someone from your family, grow...

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  • John Edgar Wideman’s essay “Our Time” John Edgar Wideman’s essay “Our Time”

    Wideman Essay In John Edgar Wideman’s essay “Our Time” he explores the experiences his brother Robby went through and circumstance that led to Robby’s imprisonment while he became a well-recognized writer through American English. He contemplates how someone from his family could grow up the same...

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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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  • Criminology, John Widemans Bro

    brothers, John and Robert Wideman, leading different lives. Robert Wideman, embraced a path common for black men during that era; a life of crime, glamour, and drugs. Quietly sitting in jail, he reminisces deeply about his troubled past and the consequences of the future that now haunts him. John, on the...

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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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  • Our Time

    ON HOMEWORK. WE SELL A VARIETY OF SMOOTHIES WITH DAILY SERVINGS OF BOTH FRUIT, VEGETABLES AND DAILY VITAMINS. ALL OUR SMOOTHIES ARE HANDMADE AND ONLY INCLUDE THE FRESHEST OF INGREDIENTS. OUR IDEAL CUSTOMERS ARE 18-25 YEAR OLD YOUNG ADULTS AND THEY ARE ADULTS WITH A USUAL LOW INCOME, AND WE RESPOND TO THAT...

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  • Our Time

    are the same and no one has more than another. When human beings are born, they are born into something we call “The State of Nature” and according to John Locke, the state of nature (which has a law of nature to govern it) is where man should have complete liberty to live and manage their own life as they...

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  • In Our Time

    In Our Time The Nick Adams stories were my favorite of the collection because I got to know Nick through the reading. I started to understand Nick and I could anticipate the actions and feelings that he was feeling. I am not sure if this is because I became familiar with Nick or because I have done...

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  • In Our Time

    Ms.Hassenkamp CP English II April 1st, 2014                                                   In Our Time Assignment   Gertrude Stein was quoted as saying that “… those who went to war missed civilizing and apart of the “Lost Generation.” The Lost Generation is considered the generation of men...

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  • In our time

    the same family he comes home to, but the boy that left is not the same boy that comes home from the war. He is now a man, but his family has a hard time seeing him for who he is. He no longer fits into the mold that society is attempting to place him in, which is a man who gets married, has a real job...

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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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  • In Our Time

    Derbaremdiker Mrs. Cornwell English 1 Honors In Our Time; Topic 1 reecop Hemingway’s deep hatred and detest for the people around him are deeply rooted to his early life. Hemingway was able to express his feelings through the use of writing. In Our Time, one of Hemingway’s earliest novels was written...

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  • Our Time

    1. I think Wideman might mean that whenever he listen to his brother talk he kind of always disregaurds whats he says because hes been doing it hi whole life. I feel Like wideman always tweaked the story and heard only what he wanted to hear and never really opened up to his brother. He had to get over...

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  • Our Time

    Professor Lewerenz English Comp II 10 October 2012 “ Our Time” This short story was written from two points of view. One point was from a man named Robert who was telling his story and part of his friends Garth, and the other narrator was John, Rob’s brother who was trying to listen to his brother’s...

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  • Our Time

    before. "Wasn't nothing I could do in school or sports that youns hadn't done already. People said, here comes another Wideman. He's gon be a good student like his brothers and sister" (Wideman 673). He felt that the streets were the only place he could blaze a new trail and stand out among his already successful...

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