Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Journal 3 by Matt

Matt Hall
Professor Mike Lohre
English 1109.01
24 January 2017
Journal 3
Out of the last 20 pages in The House On Mango Street one chapter really really stood out to me. This chapter was Those That Don't. This chapter was talking about, how people were scared when they came to their neighborhood. They talked about how they never looked at their neighborhood as being scary, or something to fear. They looked at the people that lived there as real people. In the chapter the author says "we aren't afraid. We know the guy with the crooked eye is Davey the baby brother, and the tall one next to him in the straw brim, thats Rosa's Eddie V. This shows how they look it at everyone as normal. At the end of the chapter it says that if they were to drive into a neighborhood of another color, then they would get scared and act like how a lot of people do when they go tho their neighborhood. I think that this is where the writing is at its best. 

My grandpa had a great influence on me when I was younger. He Used to be a dairy farmer, but still planted crops. When I was younger I would spend my summers in the fields helping my grandpa with the crops. He taught me what hard work was, and life lessons that I will carry with me for the rest of my life. I think I connected really well with my grandpa, because he was a lot like me. I always loved being out in the fields, and working on machinery. This common interest allowed me to become very close to my grandpa. He was a very old fashion person. He never had a cell phone until my grandma made him, but he never carried it. He never spent much time on the computer, but instead read books.  I always liked this about him, because he taught me another side of life. 

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