March uses very thorough characterization throughout the essay. I believe that he does this to show how familiar he was with his surroundings in Pontiac, and how the lifestyle in the town was constant for most people that he lived around. It helped the reader understand how he truly felt when he was forced out of his childhood home that he had become so accustomed to. It also brought to light the type of people that others in the town were, and did well to give us a glimpse into his parents personalities. I thought that his writing was at its best and most engaging when he spoke about his feelings after they had been told that they had to move. He says "My dreams always pictured us as holdouts, living in a little house surrounded by asphalt and automobiles." I liked this quote because it truly told the reader how reluctant he was to leave the place he was raised.
One artist whose music has had an impact on me is Chance the Rapper. I became a big fan of his because he writes music the way he wants to, not how people imagine a rapper should write music. He writes many slow songs, songs about religion, songs about his experiences with drugs and violence in Chicago, and songs about love. He doesn't write music for the public's enjoyment but for himself and his family. This resonates with me because I like to believe that everyone should do what makes them happy, not what they think will make others happy.
|This is a photo of Chance, his brother, and his grandmother. One of my favorite songs by Chance features a verse about his grandmother and her effect on him and who he has become.|