Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Exploration Three

Hey, I'm Claire. I'm from Worthington, OH (A suburb in Columbus) and I went to Worthington Kilbourne High School. I am a political science major under prelaw.I'm a nanny for a one year old named George and also a Hostess at a sports bar called Champps. I work about 40-45 hours a week. I also play soccer and race sailboats competitively. My boyfriend and I have a puppy name Dallas who I love to death. He is a German Shepherd Rottweiler mix and he is the cutest thing ever.

"Father's drinking became a family secret. While growing up, we children never breathed a word of it beyond our the four walls of our house." (Sanders, 195) This passage from the narrative reflects the family's embarrassment about his father's drinking problem. The embarrassment led to a long kept silence by Sanders, his siblings, and his mother. I believe that this is what let to Sanders writing this narrative; it was his way of finally letting the pain out. What struck me the most about his writing was just how much his childhood sufferings affected him into adulthood. He said in his narrative that when his father relapsed back into alcoholism after retiring that it made him feel like a child again. I found it interesting that he could revisit his childhood memories so easily.