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Author Archives: Angela Pelaez
I was told “You will never forget this moment”.
And I haven’t. There are moments in life where everything around you is internalized- cataclysmic moments where everything turns on itself and life shifts from what you’ve known. Hiroshima, the Kennedy assassination, the stock market crash, they all come to … Continue reading
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In Bechdel’s tragicomic Fun Home, the use of indirect voice is often employed through the artifice. In her use of text, Bechdel addresses the reader as a confidant and a casual friend. The reader is immediately ushered into her clever … Continue reading
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My youth often places me outside of Charlestonian norms. Being raised in Colombia gives me a certain cultural edge which places me just outside of what seems to be the standard American experience. But really, these are perhaps subtleties which … Continue reading
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Addressing the Addresser
Published at the young age of twenty-seven, Frederick Douglass’s autobiography was written with an agenda. As such, the introductory letters seem only to legitimize and authenticate the value of the narrative. Furthermore, as discussed in Smith and Watson’s Reading Autobiography, … Continue reading
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The Contemporary Explorer
Luz del Valle: A Narrative of Exploration Growing up an immigrant I have seen milestones and climbed mountains which are all too figurative and irrelevant to the native. For this reason, I could almost arrive at a sense of comradeship … Continue reading
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After these twenty-two years of life there is much which I can wisely say. I take authority in my knowledge as I have lived and felt as fulfilled as a glass which is half full. Needless to say, at this … Continue reading
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Levi Ames: Life Interpretation
In reading The Last Words and Dying Speech of Levi Ames, written in 1773, one is quickly placed at the beginning of a cataloguing of the theft and stolen goods. What is most particular about the way in which Ames … Continue reading
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Food and Bev: A Character Sketch
You check your watch, 5:25 p.m., disappointed that you didn’t make it past the first half hour of work without looking at that short and thin line you know that its going to be a long shift. Bored, and waiting … Continue reading
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Senioritis: A Character Sketch.
Its amazing to consider that four years ago today I was laying on the couch of my family’s living room watching Gilmore Girls on DVD, and affirming to my mom that I had no homework, had finished all my college … Continue reading
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