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Natalie Cook PSP Personal Essay 9 July 2008 Personal Response to "The Car" I found the speaker's references to his interactions with his cars like his relationships to people interesting and humorous. An especially entertaining line in the essay is, "Those were the sweetest cars I was ever to know because they were my first. I remember them like people -- like long-ago lovers --their idiosyncrasies, what they liked and what they didn't." The speaker describes his relationship with his first cars as people would describe their "first loves," as the speaker says. The speaker also describes his relationship with the cars as having a certain divine connection, as if he and each of the
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Unformatted text preview: cars he was "with" were meant to be together." I think that it is funny how much value some people put on material possessions. I personally have yet to have an obsession with any possession I have had, or any that I may like to have. I think that it is foolish to be in love with an inanimate object that cannot love and care for you as much as you love and care for it. I would prefer to put my time, energy and money into developing a relationship with a person, or at least a pet, who can show me affection in return....
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