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Adams 1Makenzie AdamsAP LanguageMs. EngleAugust 24, 2017Excerpt from An American ChildhoodMothers influence their children in a tremendous way. In Annie Dillard’s excerpt from “An American Childhood,” her mother lives in a way that is contradictory to society. This excerpt provides many examples that exemplify the mother’s personality to emphasize the point that Annie’s mother challenges traditional thoughts and ideas. Her unique disposition impacted many people, including her children. Annie characterizes her upbringing through the development of her mother’s personality and uses examples of her mother’s influence on her childhood. Annie’s mother used reason and logic to help develop her children into capable people. Annie experienced an American childhood because her mother engaged in American traditions and enjoyed immersing herself in American culture while challenging the traditional ideas of the day. Her mother consistently used wit to encourage her children and others to keep seeking
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