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Chapter 1 Autobiography Essay

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It was a cold dark night, I’m in a Hummer H2 limousine and it’s just a few more miles away. I am about to receive the National Medal of Technology by President Tim Johnson. This is the moment when all my hard work has paid off. This is the time when people actually treat me as a person with respect. I was so confident that I was going to win that award. As the limo was driving, I noticed the driver was driving really hard and the car keeps on jumping. So I went to the front of the vehicle and as I opened the window I saw liquid all over the place. I was shocked and when I noticed the driver he looked so tired and he had hazy-bloodshot eyes. He was drunk. I told him to stop the car and that I would take the taxi to the award ceremony. He started screaming and telling me that nobody would get out of the car. I immediately called the police but I was too late. The driver hit a pole and the car was shattered in the front. The driver fell down and I noticed he had blood on his neck. Just then, I fell on the floor and I was knocked out. All of a sudden, all these things were in my head. My childhood, education, struggles. It all went flashing through my mind, I couldn’t stop it, I could only go along for the ride. This story will explain that the world shapes me.

In Chapter 2 of my autobiography, “World shapes Me,” I talked about my grandfather's death and I feel like this supports my claim that the world shapes me because when my grandfather died, there had to be responsibility toward the family and my dad felt that he had to do this so then there wouldn’t be any kind of problems anymore. In that moment, Ballal realized that he was now responsible for his family. He knew that it would be really hard but he also knew that he was the right person to take care of the family. “So he told everyone, “I will be responsible for everybody now, and I will work to make us a family. I promise I will overcome this goal!” When my dad told me this, I understood how he felt through that moment when you are in charge and have to take care of everyone. I knew that one day I would have to do the same and take care of my family. From the experience my dad faced, I could tell that the world shapes me.

In Chapter 2 of my autobiography, I used a element of thought and a intellectual standard to write my essay. The element of thought I used was point of view. I used point of view when I was explaining what perspective I was going to write in. In the story I wrote it on 3rd Person Narrative because I felt that this was the best way to make the story look real and I thought the story would flow with this type of point of view. In my Chapter 2, I stated, “It was a cold rainy night in Dhaka, Bangladesh during 1983, In a small house a boy at least 19 years old who will once be my father took a look through a hole in his father’s bedroom door.” I also used a intellectual standard when I created my second chapter. The intellectual standard I used was clarity. I used...

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