Ritical Analysis of The Love of My Life (Cheryl Strayed)

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Essay #1 Critical Analysis:
When writing critical responses in the context of this class focus on what a text attempts to accomplish, what it says, and how it goes about doing these things. How do its various details work together to create meaning? How do its characters function to bring into focus its world and the choices one might have within that world? How does its plot work to illuminate or obscure facts, meanings, the possibility or impossibility of truth? How do its seemingly insignificant details help us understand larger structures? How do its layers of structure, detail, and character help us understand something about our own world? What are its key arguments? When reading critical or theoretical work, focus on key terminology and major arguments first, then compare them to other essays and or stories weve read. (3-5 pages)