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A Personal Experience in Lfe That Emotionaly Effected You

  • Date Submitted: 01/31/2012 10:53 AM
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In “Volar” by Cofer, the author narrates stories about her childhood. In the beginning, she relates her passion about reading comic books like “Legion of Super heroes” and “Supergirl.” She tells us about her dreams and how she could fly in her dreams. She gives an example of vivid description when she writes, “Once on the roof, my parents safely asleep in their beds. I would get on tip-toe, arms outstretched in the position for flight and jump out of my fifty-story-high window into the black lake of sky.” I find this imagery intriguing as it evokes a chilling but fascinating feeling in the reader.

        Later in the story, she talks about her parents and details her imagination about their conversation. Towards the end of the story, the words, “The view was of a dismal alley that was littered with refuse thrown from window,” reflect about the difficulties in life when she was living with her parents.

      In the essay “Prison studies,” Malcolm X describes how he educated himself while he was in the prison. In this essay he talked about his fellow inmate Bimbi. Bimbi used to take charge over all conversations because of his huge knowledge base. This made Malcolm jealous and keenly motivated to focus on improving his English. He started using the dictionary to study and learn new words. He began copying the dictionary into his tablet. He found that he learnt new words and felt proud about that. Subsequently, he started reading books and he read every book that he could get his hands on.

      It amazed me how much Malcolm X read. He was so excited to learn that he read for 15 hours on some days, and he would even read when he was supposed to be sleeping. Malcolm X showed great drive and love for reading and learning. It is very impressive how he educated himself. He found the desire of his life, and believed that nobody else got more out of going to prison than him.

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