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The End Of My Story (A Discussion Of The Passage The Writer)

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There are two things in life one must understand in order to survive: One, it is better to give than to receive. Two, you cannot save people, you just have to learn to love them. Life is a beautiful horror film that we live everyday. With time, we as humans learn things we never knew, and forget things we once understood. We have this tendency to want to take control of EVERY situation, and sometimes ignore the fact that some things are completely out of our control. The say the as we age, we also gain wisdom, and while this is true, it is only true to an extent. In “The Writer” by Richard Wilbur, we are able to see the fact that life is a struggle that we cannot avoid, how easy it is ...view middle of the document...

This concept applies to his daughter in the sense that he had to simply listen to her struggle, rather than help her with the problems she faced.
Richard Wilbur’s “The Writer”, is a poem that presents the fact that life is a terror ride that no one can turn away from. Life doesn't care who you are, or what you are like. When it comes to who gets pain and suffering in life, and who gets joy, no one is safe. Anne Frank once spoke the words, “No one is spared. The sick, the elderly, babies, children, and pregnant women - All marched to death.” Mr. Wilbur’s daughter seems to know this concept to be true as well. In describing his daughters life, Mr. Wilbur writes, “Young as she is, the stuff of her life is a great cargo, and some of it heavy.” Mr. Wilbur is explaining to us that his daughter has not yet tasted the years of life, yet she has had her portion of tribulations. Now, while this is a sad concept, many fail to realize that these sufferings actually happen. Just ask me, I’ll tell you they do.
One of the greatest messages hidden within Richard Wilbur’s “The Writer”, is that of how easy it is to forget struggles you had once gone through. One day, while online, a person posted words that are nothing short of the truth. The anonymous user posed the question, “Isn’t it ironic how...


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