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McDonoughChrystal McDonoughProfessor Eson AventAmerican Literature Since the Civil WarJune 28, 2015Reader-Response Analysis of “Somewhere for Everyone” by John GrishamJohn Grisham does an excellent job at attempting to get a response from the readers of “Somewhere for Everyone”. Grisham’s use of showing his own biases, which so happen to be common in society, as well as using specific examples to pull feelings out of the reader, is useful in his overall attempt of trying to get the reader to take action as well. His story is an overall attempt at painting a picture that will challenge the reader’s biases, elicit an emotional response, and then cause the reader to want to take action to improve the homeless situation in America. Grisham starts off with showing his own biases, challenging the reader to look at their own, and then goes into facts about homelessness. In order to challenge the reader to look inside themselves at their biases against the homeless, he gives examples of the ones he grew up with.

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