Essay-Paper-1-Engl-108

Apr 28th, 2015
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Every once in a life time we all experience things that can mold into meaningful memories, and most of us experience it through our childhood in the environment that we once lived in that occasion. The author digs into her memories when she lived in Westbury Court, where she experienced a close death experience and learned about responsibility.

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Reflections on Westbury Court Ruben Zea DeVry University Ruben Zea Essay Paper Every once in a life time we all experience things that can mold into meaningful memories, and most of us experience it through our childhood in the environment that we once lived in that occasion. The author digs into her memories when she lived in Westbury Court, where she experienced a close death experience and learned about responsibility. She lived in six a story brick building, a subway station beneath the building, surrounded by walls with graffiti, piles of garbage, an elevator that was not always there to step on, and a time period when heat and hot water were not available. Basically, she was living in the ghetto even though she did not notice it. One of the most important memories of her old home happened to be about a fire that happened across her apartment. Danticat describes that particular day to be a normal day coming from school, watching television, taking care of her siblings. Apparently the two kids across the hall started the fire and both ended up dying because of it. The author later mentions how she thought about the boys even after she moved away from Westbury Court, how she would of felt if that would of happened to her and her siblings, and wondering what really happ

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