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ThereadingsIreadsuprisedmewiththecontentitcontained.Iamusedtoreadingtopicsthat
don'tinterestmeandisunrelatabletomylife.ThethingsIhavelearnedfromthesereading
aretoughtoputintowords.PlatoandHarroarticlesbothmadethingsclickinmymindand
alsotiedlooseends.IdidlearnthatIdohavecertainprivilegesandIoftentakethemfor
granted.Allofthesearticlewereprimarilyaboutself.Itwasaboutwhat"You"coulddoto
changeoursociety.Theywereallfilledwithknowledge.
OneprivilegeIhaveisbeingamale.Malesdontoftengettakenasajoke.Weareseenas
hard,sternandserious.TherearemanyexamplesIcouldusetojustifythis.Ofteninpublic
youseechildrenactingup,therehasbeennumeroustimeswhereIwouldherethemomor
womansay"imgoingtotellyourfather".Thatitselfshowsaguybeingamoredominate
figure.Alsowomenaremoreliketobetakenadvantageofpeoplethink.Iwitnesseda
mechanictellaladyBSaboutthingswrongwithhercarjusttorunhertabup.
Ilearnedthatoneoftwothingsresultfrombeingoppressed.Eithertheoppressedstandsup
forthemselvesandvoicestheunjustortheoppressedissilencelackingconfidenceandlives
ondealingwithoppression.Oppressiontomeisthedominantgrouphecklingtheminority
identities.
Socialmediacanbeaverygoodorbadthingwhendealingwithoneself.Therearemany
peoplewhousesocialmediatorelievethemselvesfromstressandwhendoingsoits
showingwhotheytrulyareandhowtheyfeelaboutcertainsituations.Whenthesepeople
"vent"otherpeoplereadsitandfromtheregainssomeknowledge/experiencebecauseof
that.Thebadsideofsocialmediawouldbethe"wannabe's".Thesepeoplefeellikethey
havesomethingtoliveuptooandwoulddo/sayanythingtodoso.
Thewritingprocessisthestepsyoutakefromthebeginningtoendwhenwritingapaper.I
wouldsaythedifferencebetweenanarrativeandexpositorywouldbethatanarrativeis
writtenbasedonpersonalexperiencesandexpositoryisfactuallybased.Commongenresare
action,comedy,fiction,sports,etc.WritingaboutmyselforatopicIknowalotaboutcomes
easytome.HavingtoannotateanarticleandwriteananalysisaretypesofwritingsIhate
withapassion.

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AHaitianshantytownisacommunityfilledwithpovertyanddespair.Theseshacksaremade
ofmetalsheetsandcardboardandbedsheets.Thepeopleinthesetownshaveahardtime
gettingcleanwater,food,work,andclothing.Inthe"AWallofRisingFire"thesettingtook
placeinthisenvironment.Thismadethereadersthinkthatthefamilyinthestorywaspoor.
Livinginthistownmadethecharacterslookforawayouttobetterthemselves.The
charactersfelttrappedwithintheircommunity.Thefathercouldn'tfindastabledecentpaying

job,andwasdepressedbyhissituation.Intheendthefatherkillshimself,whichfreeshiswife
andsonfromhisoppression.
"Whiteness"tomeisadominantrace,culture,orreligionassertingtheirdominanceonthe
"others"thataredifferentthanthem.Thistermcanbeconsideredastereotypebecausewe
believetheyhavemoney,nicethings,andeducation.InAdichie'sstoryshetellsusthatits
normaltobelievewhatwearebeingtoldfromotherpeopleaboutculture,race,andreligion.
Butitisourjobtogetthefullstory,tobecomemoreeducatedaboutit.Adichietalksabout
howherwhiteroommateaskedtheignorantquestions,andrealizedshecouldnt'getmad
becausethatsallherroommatewastold,herroommatewasboughtupthinkingaNigerian
personwaspoor,uneducated,etc.Iguesstheconnectionbetweenthesetwopiecesisthat
thewhitepeoplegivestheotherraces,religionsaheardtimeandneverreallygiveusa
chancetoproveourselves.
Aliteraryanalysisislookingapieceofworkandinterpretingitinyourownway.Withthisyou
havetobackitupwithquotesfromthetexttoproveyourargument.Arhetoricalanalysisis
whenyouarelookingathowthingslikediction,sentencestructure,analogiesmakethework
effective.