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Amelia Murphy Writing the Essay Assignment 7 2/26/08 Part One; George Steiner discusses many interesting concepts in his essay entitled ‘The Ordering Mirror’. At the beginning he attempts to come to a conclusion to what actually happens when a person reads a piece of work. He states that humans’ instinctively try to correct and mold the work they are reading into their own. The margarines are too tempting to resist. We can not help to amend or add our own thoughts onto others’ workers. What we fail to understand however is that it is not our work we are reading. It is someone else’s concepts, ideas and outlook. The ‘correction of the misprints’ alters the finished product that was rewarded to us. Steiner argues that our unconscious reaction to work often overshadows the point of the paper that we try to read. Why must we always respond? At the end he comes to the conclusion that in order to truly read another person’s work we can not pass judgment. Silence and absorption are the emotions that are needed. Yet how can we stop ourselves from reacting to what is around us? Part 2- Walker Pearsy – “The Loss of the Creature’ Pearsy’s motives for this essay are unclear. At first glance one sees the thought of expectations. He tries to address how and why people set expectations for themselves and others around them; how one person can judge their happiness against another, how experiences are only valid through someone else. Pearsy then challenges the importance
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This note was uploaded on 12/09/2008 for the course WRIGTING WTE taught by Professor Larua during the Spring '07 term at NYU.

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