Monthly Archives: September 2013

Mirrors & Cripples

I know I’m a little late to this, but here goes. I found that I related more to Lucy Grealy’s piece “Mirrorings,” on more a personal level. I’ll admit I felt bad because she clearly had more of a reason … Continue reading

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I loved the reading “Mirroring by Lucy Grealy. I found it very enjoyable to read and a very touching story. I also found that although most of us have never gone through an experience so unbearable, it still was very … Continue reading

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Reflection on Lucy Grealy’s “Mirrorings”

I chose to reflect on Lucy Grealy’s “Mirrorings” for this week’s post because I felt that it was the most powerful essay we read this week, and one of the most powerful essays I have ever read. In “Mirrorings”, Grealy … Continue reading

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Mairs and Grealy

This week I read two inspirational essays- “Mirrorings” by Lucy Grealy and “On Being a Cripple” by Nancy Mairs. Both authors had severe illness but had a different approach to deal with it. In “Mirrorings” by Lucy Grealy, she talks … Continue reading

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Notes on Baldwin’s Notes

Reading Baldwin’s notes brought a whole new perspective to his story for me. When I read his Notes of a Native Son originally I focused primarily on the facts. I watched the transformation of Baldwin as he slowly took a … Continue reading

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Response to Mairs’ “On Being a Cripple”

Nancy Mairs’ “On Being a Cripple” and her experiences with MS reminded me a lot of my grandfather who was born with cerebral palsy.  When he was born, the doctors told his parents that he would not live two weeks … Continue reading

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Baldwin and the Theme of Hatred

In “Notes of a Native Son”, James Baldwin talks about living in a segregated 1940s America. He speaks of his father, who was a bitter, cold, intimidating man. Doctors had said that he died of tuberculosis, but Baldwin understands that … Continue reading

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