I take this essay for my portfolio from my freshman year writing class. I apologize for the lack of citation, which is some how missing. The essay looks at the case of Botham Jean who forgave his brothers killer, as well as the role that forgiveness plays in the media.
This essay was originally written for my Creative Non-Fiction class. In the essay I explore the importance of caring for others and the way that we are taught to do so is becoming out dated, and in need of change.
David Sedaris encapsulates the wandering mind of the essayist within the descriptive writing of personal experience, all while making the reader laugh. What can a writer learn from reading David Sedaris’s writing?
At quick glance at my experiences with a mother who suffers from OCD, and my coming to an understanding of it.
“Montaigne understood that, in an essay, the track of a person’s thoughts struggling to achieve some understanding of a problem is the plot” – Phillip Lopate, (Klaus, (4), page 128)
Reflecting on previous experiences of writing essays, and the methods used to write those essays.