Memory Work

Memory Work - Matt Deis Mr. McNerney WRT 105 9/30/09 Memory...

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Matt Deis Mr. McNerney WRT 105 9/30/09 Memory Work Pg. 274 “For instance, the description does not mention that there are no pictures of my great-grandmother or their children, nor does it shed any light on other social systems or relations that are not in the immediate field of vision.” Even though this description did not mention the fact that there weren’t any pictures of the man’s wife or children, after reading the description I had automatically assumed that there weren’t any. By highlighting certain points of the picture within her description, Wendy Hesford also indirectly provided the reader with points that weren’t as important by simply not acknowledging them. Not only does this fact describe the room, but is also gives the reader a sense of the values of the man in the picture. By replacing pictures of his family with current public affairs the man provokes a great deal of questioning as to who this man really is. I know if I was away from my family for eighteen months working at mine, I would want pictures of my family to look at. All of these thoughts are not coming as a reaction as to what was said, but as a reaction to what was not said which I find very interesting. Pg. 276 “The family photograph of my great-grandfather and the black youth placed on the mantelpiece-the family shrine-…” The lines I read from this section sent shivers down my spine. The way
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This note was uploaded on 11/16/2011 for the course ETS 142 taught by Professor Tiffany during the Fall '08 term at Syracuse.

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