Initial Findings

Initial Findings

From the first few stories that I have read, there is certainly a theme among them. Every story can be tossed into a category. Most of them were victims or heroes. One was a prodigy. Another could make a case for an outsider. Most of the stories were able to shake the cookie cutter master narratives and become more individualized to the person, yet all the stories managed to have a common thread. The most popular category that I chose for the stories was that of an outsider. Someone who had given up, didn’t fit in, and was alone. It was them against the world for a while in the stories. Thankfully most ended on the up rather than them still searching for a way to fit.

People wrote a moment of their literacy. As a reader, we can only guess at what made them choose what they chose. Maybe it was a memory that struck them as the most interesting, the first thing that jumped into their head. Or maybe they’re bitter about reading and writing and wanted to vent their issues with it. To give an explanation. We don’t know. They didn’t exactly come out and say it. It could be that they simply wrote because they were told to. How accurate does that leave the placement of stories into categories?

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