Week 4__Fiction_Kassandra Sams.docx - Fiction Kassandra Sams ENG\/295 Karen Lawler Fiction In the story Psyche\u2019s Art by Louisa M Alcott Psyche is and

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Fiction Kassandra Sams ENG/295 November 19, 2018 Karen Lawler
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Fiction In the story Psyche’s Art by Louisa M. Alcott, Psyche is and artist that is searching for the inspiration and skill to create beauty with truth in her art. She has a hard time figuring this out as she is always thinking of the duties she is to complete for her family. Psyche is the oldest of her three brothers and one sister and is a mother-like figure to them all. The story tells of her love for art and her desire to create a piece of work that portrays the beauty, love, and her passion for all to see when they look at it. Psyche bumps into a fellow artist, Paul Gage, on her way up the stairs at "Raphael's Rooms," the studio where many artists gather to study and create art, and later discovers his sculpture of Adam and admires his work. She asks Paul how one can learn his secret to where he responds, “Work and wait, and meantime feed heart, soul, and imagination with the best food one can get…” (Alcott, 1882, “Psyche’s Art”). Psyche takes this advice and returns home to her family and home duties, she continues to study and draw from her home studio while also caring for her ill sister, May. While caring for May and taking care of her
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