Professor: Ryan Daley
May 01, 2011 Essay 5
All novels, short stories, and poems are mostly written by authors from their own personal experiences and inspired by true events. Throughout their experience they face several conflicts and they utilize few of these conflicts to create an art. This art allows the authors to put hints and clues of their emotions, perspective, conflicts and opinions where they express their feelings into writing by emphasizing on single character. Revealing their personal lives in works of writing shows how “art imitates life.” Through Conflict we gain a valuable lesson and conflict in some way makes writers to create better works of arts. Raymond carver is known for his poems and short stories and some of his stories were based on his personal life. “Mine little things”, “Cathedral”, “shiftless”, “will you please be quite, please?” and “where I’m calling from” reflects Carver’s life; where we can actually see parts of Carver’s turbulent life through the characters he create. Raymond carver is a prime example of a writer whose life is imitated in his arts and how it had benefited him.
Raymond Carver was a child of the working poor who lived in poverty. His father was alcoholic who died at the age of fifty-three and his mother was tortured throughout domestic violence. Carver had faced many issues in his life. One of his conflicts that he experienced and turned into works of art was his depression. His art reflected his life and he illustrated the idea of his depression and poverty through “Shiftless” and “Mine Little things”. Throughout the theme of depression he showed how a child can be affected by broken houses. He connects the dots of his life with the story where he was the child stuck in the middle. He struggled his...
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