FORUM 3 - Part I Select a fact about one of the authors...

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Part I:Select a fact about one of the authors this week that you found most interesting and tell us why. Part II:If you had to choose only one aspect of who you are that is predominant in your identity,what would it be? Why? With that in mind, what character could you best relate to this week?Part III:Select one of the works this week. Discuss how one of the characters defines him or herself. Take a look at another character in the same work. Does that character perceive that person the same way? How do their definitions differ? For instance, you may discuss how Mother defines herself and how her husband sees her. Be sure to support your response with cited evidence from the text.Part I: I read through several author’s biographies and was not too surprised by much. However, my mind did start to wonder about Mary Wilkins Freeman growing up in Brattleboro, Vermont mostly because I have not ever been there but I am insanely obsessed with maple syrup and Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. I read how in the passing years she had lost her father, mother and sister. That is what shaped her writing. The Second author I would like to mention is Sandra Cisneros. Iwas extremely excited at the fact that she did an adult pop-up book! I love when people can reach for their” inner child” and share it with us. I was very surprised that she was the author of Caramelo.I have not read the book but I have heard of it and new of its praise. Part 2: One aspect that is predominant with me is dreamer. I am a dreamer. It is how I find hope and success, as well as stir clear from procrastination. I find that I tend to day dream when things are bad, stressful or instable. I think I do this as almost a form of meditation and also a defense mechanism. This is why I relate to Cleófilas from Sandra Cisneros’s Woman Hollering Creek.She would day dream or live through others eyes, so to say, to escape her own reality. She dreamed of passion and wanted escape. I too have been there and I to would escape through dreaming. This helps create hope and resiliency. I think her ability to step outside of her own

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