A blog for writing and discussion in English 110 at The Ohio State University in Marion.
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Good Form happens to be my favorite passage because it is short and precise. Reading O'Brien's narrative in this passage about watching a man die on a trail, and its description (...his jaw was in his throat), made me feel empathy just like O'Brien anticipated his readers would. We can learn that empathy being a unique trait of human nature can be felt just by merely seeing, hearing or reading about a mishap, regardless if we are directly responsible or not.
Why did O'Brien write this story?
Why did O'Brien feel a burden of responsibility and grief?