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Unformatted text preview: able to relate to the narrator of the story. Although the drinking did not directly surround me, it had made an impact in my life. Through my own experience and the influence of this short story, I have become aware of an issue that plagues America in today’s world. Although the alcohol may not have been the direct message the author had intended to give, it was clearly presented in a way that would warn others against its use. The author was able to slip the message into her story by demonstrating how it tore a family apart. Most people would disagree that alcohol can have this impact until they experience it firsthand. And the Soul Shall Dance is valuable in the fact that it demonstrates how life choices can affect not only the individual, but those around them as well. It may seem like a way to relieve stress, but the stress added onto others can be astronomical....
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- Spring '08
- World War II, Wakako Yamauchi, Soul Shall Dance