John Updike

John Updike - Writing 1 Pre-Draft Mrs. Fulani Sincere...

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Writing 1 Pre-Draft Mrs. Fulani Sincere Sympathy John Updike, the author of “At War With My Skin,” wrote the story to get his personal feelings of his fight with psoriasis across to other people. Some may think this is a self-pity paper, which it what it tends to look like, but there is more meaning that he tries to show to the reader. Most successful pieces of literature try to convey a deeper meaning in their text, and teach the reader about something they either do not know, or not well enough. In this essay, Updike, expresses his story about a disease that few people have and tries to show the reader what kind of hardships he or one would potentially have to go through with psoriasis. He starts his essay out with an introduction of psoriasis and how it limits him from doing certain tasks. This is a way of connecting to the reader immediately so he can further explain his situation. After the introduction he gives facts on the disease itself and educates the reader about the actual disease, its effects, and the treatments. Once the
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