• Wideman Essay
    Teaching 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...
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  • Jesus Barabbas Son of the Father
    Euramerican autobiographical tradition” (Pratt 487-88). One such text that fits this definition is John Edgar Wideman’s “Our Time.” In Wideman’s “Our Time”, there are two major contact zones. The first of the contact zones is an internal one dealing with how Wideman can tell the story of his brother Robby...
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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...
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  • The Weird Ways of Wideman
    The Weird 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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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    Paper 1 Final 12:30 Writing Problems When it comes to the comparison of different writing structures used by different writers, there are usually maybe just a couple differences that may be noticed, but when reading John Wideman’s essay Our Time, many unique features will be noticed...
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  • Wideman
    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 dynamics that he believes put him there. Robby’s best friend and...
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  • Our Time Essay
    Halle Pineiro Professor Van Aulen 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...
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  • Our Time
    different paths. This is what made Wideman's project successful. Bolduc 7 Works Cited Wideman, John. “Our Time.” Ways of reading. 9th ed. Editor David Bartholomae & Anthony Petrosky. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin, 2011. 655-694. Print Pratt, Mary. “Arts of the Contact Zone.” Ways of reading. 9th ed. Editor David Bartholomae & Anthony Petrosky. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin, 2011. 655-694. Print ...
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  • Oppressive Transformation
    Taylor 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...
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  • Our Time
    Jared Olson 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...
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  • A Mile in His Shoes
    Francis Piecukonis Piecukonis 1 English 110 04 February 2012 A Mile in His 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...
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  • Visions of Our Time
    27 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...
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  • A Perspective on Racism
    one of us but also certified your separateness, your obligation to keep much of what defined your separateness to yourself” (Robert Wideman, Our Time pg.673). No one was there to comfort or explain why things happened the way they did. Partially to blame, John admits his guilt for not being there for...
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  • Two Authors with one Voice
    . 483-498. Print. Wideman, John. “Our Time”. Ways of Reading. 9th edition. Ed. David Bartholomae and Anthony Petrosky. Boston. Bedford/ St. Martin’s, 2011. 655-694. Print. ...
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  • Our Time Essay
    Ashley Senger English 110 Our Time Paper 2nd Draft January 31, 2011 John Wideman’s essay “Our Time” is an intriguing, emotional piece about his brother and the hardships faced while living in a rough neighborhood. Wideman writes this story through the perspective of three people...
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  • A Common Thread
    with a different perspective on culture, John Wideman in his essay "Our Time," writes about race issues, family, and our search for happiness. Wideman shows us how we as individuals attempt to change our culture in pursuit of happiness. He leads us down the path of his pursuit of happiness that only...
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  • Wideman
    evaluated our current status, we could ultimately find the causes to how and who we are. John Edgar Wideman wrote a paper called “Our Time”, which shows the true relationship between cause and effects not with just one person but with multiple people and how one cause effected them all greatly and...
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