February 23, 2014
RESPONSE PAPER 2
The essay “Write or Wrong Identity”, by Emily Vallowe, is a story about her having doubt about her talent. Vallowe, begins by telling readers about how some bunch of Catholics asked her the name one of the talents God has given her. She told them she was a writer even though she panicked for a while before saying it. Vallowe, still had doubt after she had told them but she still had faith in her and tells herself that she is a writer and she has nothing to fear. Vallowe, had wanted to be a writer in her entire life. Being a writer was something she wanted to be from childhood.
In the essay, she talks about her where she was born and where she grew up. She was born in Chicago but grew up in northern Virginia. Vallowe, was telling us about where she comes from. I personally didn’t get what she was trying to tell readers but at least she was able to tell where her route.
Vallowe, discovered her talent at the age of three. She had written about thirty books and each of the books where about five pages. I started drawing when I was a child. Drawing is my talent and being able to discover it at my childhood has helped my improved over the past years. Vallowe, had doubt but I didn’t have doubt about my talent because I was sure of what I wanted to be. My Dad tells me that I should always believe in myself and what I want to be and to say good things about myself all the time. I have had compliments from my friends, family and teachers. Compliment encourages me to better.
Vallowe, also talks about certain drawbacks. Constant panic was her drawback. I think drawbacks should not look down upon your talents. This constant panic made her to have doubt about her talent. Vallowe states in “Write and Wrong Identity,” “It is a strange feeling to grow up defining yourself as something when you don’t know if that something is actually true.” (Vallowe, 29) Vallowe, noticed that some of the