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dear jesse - priest is speaking as if he is god and as if...

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Dear Jesse, This was an interesting and creative piece. I enjoyed the first person point of view and the witty way in which the narrator spoke about mature issues from the mind of a child. It was definitely a delightful read. If I Only Had A Liver is about a young boy who is thinking about his christmas presents and decides to go the church and ask God for help in getting them. He talks about how his mother cheats on his father and how his father doesn't appreciate his mother, but he does all of this in a very childish voice. He goes to confessions and asks the priest to help his mother and father stop fighting so he can get a new puppy for christmas. Then "God" goes on a wild rant about how he hates being God and wishes he could have sex because he hasn't in the last two millenia. It is assumed that the
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Unformatted text preview: priest is speaking as if he is god and as if he is an alcoholic. He speaks as if he hates being god and as if it is the worst thing in the world. The story ends off with him choosing to just drink another beer, and accept his fate as a god, although it is a assumes that the "god" who is speaking to us is really just the priest on the other side of the confessions booth with the little boy. This story was interesting and different. There were some interesting bits to it, and although it is a funny and relaxed piece, it may be offensive to some audiences, particularly religious ones. I enjoyed reading it, as it was a mixture of a lot of opposite characters and ideas in our culture. I look forward to reading another one of your pieces soon. Thanks, Erica Broome...
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This note was uploaded on 02/08/2011 for the course ENGL 243 taught by Professor Collier during the Fall '07 term at Maryland.

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