Position paper 2 eng. 226

Position paper 2 eng. 226 - Kathryn Shahan Professor...

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Kathryn Shahan Professor Eckford-Prossor English 226 Yeah for non-traditional, transforming women!! Transformations are not always beautiful and uplifting. They cannot always be a caterpillar turning into a magnificent butterfly. Sometimes they transform a person into someone that they don’t recognize, someone they are ashamed of. Of course transformations can also acquire a person to become a better individual with the decision they were forced to make, a decision that changed their life for the better. In transformation, it produces certain effects while tradition still produces evident effects, which are most often counter effects to the outcomes that were seen during transformation. When traditions are broken or changed, transformations are made which can either be good or bad. Wing Biddlebaum is forced to change, and that brings out a completely different person, while during Mrs. Marroners transformation, she breaks tradition to become the person she once was, a person who is happy with who she truly is. The term “conflict transformation” can easily be used within stories, when a character survives a conflict in the story and turns into a completely different person, someone who is completely opposite of who they used to be. In Sherwood Anderson’s “Hands”, the main character Adolph has such a horrific experience that he has no choice but to change his name to Wing Biddlebaum and move away from his home and what he once loved. Adolph was a teacher of young children since he had a special gift that
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allowed him to connect with children that many people couldn’t understand, “Adolph was meant by nature to teach…” (Anderson, 1075) and the fact that he was given a gift that gave him the natural love and understanding of children caused the parents of the children to be concerned what his ulterior motives were. Adolph used his hands to communicate, he felt that this was the way he truly connected with his students “caressing the boys…playing about with their tousled heads” (Anderson, 1075). When he
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This note was uploaded on 03/31/2010 for the course ENG 226 taught by Professor Prossor during the Fall '09 term at Santa Barbara City.

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