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Does your home and surroundings affect the way you grow up? “Westbury Court”, by Danticat describes how her environment led her to guilt. While, “They All Just Went Away”, by Oates describes how her environment led her to curiosity.Both authors’ different environments produced different attitudes towards life.

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DifferencesDavid GarciaDevry UniversityJanuary 24th, 2014Does your home and surroundings affect the way you grow up? Westbury Court, by Danticat describes how her environment led her to guilt. While, They All Just Went Away, by Oates describes how her environment led her to curiosity. Both authors different environments produced different attitudes towards life. In Westbury Court, Danticat expresses how zoned out she was during her childhood. When Danticat was young, she would finish class, run to Daycare, pick up her brother and watch General Hospital. There wouldnt be a care in the world when her show was on, she didnt even know any of her neighbors. Even the day of the fire in her building, she wasnt aware of it. Danticat says I didnt know a fire started until two masked, burly firemen came knocking on our door. Before that she was watching General Hospital unaware of everything that is happening. She could have died in that fire if the firemen never came knocking on the door. She admits to her mother that she couldnt hear the kids screaming or smell the fire because she had been watching General Hospital and was too consumed in the intricate plot. After a while she started noticing all the things she wasnt noticing about her neighborhood in Westbury Court, a murder of guy who lived in 6F, her fathers friend dying of cirrhosis, the theft of her fathers expensive camera and the Haitian immigrant that go

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