lesson before dying - Sood 1 Anshum Sood Mrs. Weldon Pre-AP...

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Sood 1 Anshum Sood Mrs. Weldon Pre-AP English 10 – Period 3 6 August 2007 Meals are not Always What They Seem When we think about why we eat meals, what is the first answer that pops in our mind? It is probably that we are hungry, so to satiate ourselves, we eat. That might be the right answer, but then again do we not sometimes eat meals against our wishes? Many times when our moms cook something we are not necessarily fond of, we think that we are not hungry, but we end up eating the food anyway just to please our parents, who might be exasperated if we do not eat. In literature, “whenever people eat or drink together, it’s communion” (Foster 8). Composing a meal scene is a very difficult and tedious task for writers, so when authors write a meal scene, there must be a very compelling reason behind it. Authors do not employ meal sharing in their novels because they have a lot of free time on their hands; they incorporate them because they serve important purposes. In A Lesson before Dying, the author, Ernest J. Gaines, strategically
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