While reading the three texts that were assigned this week, I felt a connection with "Why I Write," by Terry Tempest Williams. Everyone writes for different reasons and this writing shows a person's opinion. It also shows many literary elements that go along with writing. Even though it repeats, "I write," a lot, you can still understand the meaning behind the writing and the context the author is trying to get across to the reader.
In George Orwell's "Why I Write," I do not feel as deep of a connection because I have not shared some of the same things that have happened in his past. Even though I did write when I was little, I never intended to pursue a career in it. Orwell knew exactally what he wanted to do and he kept writing all throughout his life. I understood what he wrote and thought his story was very interesting, but I did not feel as much of a connection as I had earlier with the other reading.
Lastly, in "And then I read," I could really relate it to today's world. Many kids drop out of high school because of the economy and do not go to college. I think all children deserve to pursue their dreams and get a chance and becoming who they want to be without money getting in the way. I was glad when I read that he eventually got to go to college and get a higher education. I personally like the life stories and writings about the things that people go throught and the mistakes they might have made. They all help me grow as a person and influence my decisions about school and the future.