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Homework Help: lit/intro and 1st paragraph

Posted by Bella on Monday, February 23, 2009 at 1:00pm.

so here it is [ again ]:

Daughter of Invention [underlined] by Julia Alvarez is a great example of how families struggle when they move to a totally new place. this family moves from the Dominican Republic to the United States Their family consists of the narrator, her sisters, her mother and her father. There are many techniques that make this story exciting. The vocabulary, structure, and details are a few of those techniques. Character development makes this story extremely interesting because you can notice when each character's thoughts and feelings are changing

In the beginning of the story the narrator's feelings toward American and Americans are very pessimistic. "We were having trouble at school"(1079) tells the narrator. Part of this was because she didn't have the support from her parents that she needed. She's under confident and very depressed, she doesn't even want to read her speech in front of everyone. "I still had a pronounced lit to my accent, and I did not like to speak in public, subjecting myself to my classmate's ridicule" (1081). This is what the narrator feels about all Americans. She writes her speech without the help of her parents. She says she read poetry by Walt Whitman to get herself inspired. His views on teachers is something she likes and agrees with. "He most honors my style who learns under it to destroy the teacher"(1082). She writes her speech according to Whitman's view on teachers. She wrote more than she was supposed to and she loved it and showed it to her mom. Her mom felt the same way, she was very proud of her daughter.

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