English 1109 Monday- Wednesday
The story I chose to write about was “The Earl of Tennessee” on page 70-71. This story stands out to me, because she explains his awful living conditions. There are cockroaches, mold and it smelled damp. He’s kind of a mysterious man to them, because they don’t see him very often so there are rumors about him. I thought the theme of this chapter was judging people, because throughout this chapter she judges him on his house, the way he dresses, and his girlfriend. I thought the writing was at its best on page 70 when Cisneros says, “The little wooden door that has wedged shut the dark for so long opens with a sigh and lets out a breath of mold and dampness, like the books that have been left out in the rain”. I thought this was a great line, because it’s so descriptive and I can actually see, and smell what his place must be like.
My Aunt Tracy has always been my second mom, best friend, sister, and aunt all in one. She’s been my supporter no matter what kind of trouble I got myself in. I know I can always talk to her, and trust that it stays between us. Growing up, it was nice not having to feel alone, and having an adult with good advice to help guide me. Some stuff I just couldn’t talk to my parents about but didn’t know what to do, and she was always there to help me figure out the right thing to do and help me learn from my mistakes.