Shame by Dick Gregory and Eleven by Sandra Cisenros
... by Dick Gregory and Eleven by Sandra Cisenros
For this paper, I would be comparing two essays about shame: the first, Shame, written by Dick Gregory and the other, Eleven, by Sandra Cisenros. The comparison would be confined into four aspects: the setting, the ages of the protagonists, the teacher and the mood.
Shame and Eleven were both mainly set in school – the place wherein the “shameful” experiences unfolded. The essay, Eleven, however, specifically chose the classroom exclusively in its narrative. A particular time or period was used. Shame, on the other hand, made use of several other locations and time to deliver the story. Besides the school and classroom, for instance, there’s the...