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Exiles Response In the essay Exiles Carolyn Steedman uses different voices throughout the story Steedman uses her mom dad and grandmas voice to speak her essay to the reader She does this by either using someone elses memories of the instant by referring to what their mom did told by the father or grandmother She also uses memories or voices that her mom or dad said An example of this would be the telling of Steedman moms story which was told by her father at the time in bits and pieces throughout the fifties647 Her father says about Steedmans mother Your mother drank gin once contradicting what Steedman heard when she was young from her mom that she didnt go out dancing or drinking Showing that this secret was revealed years later with nostalgic regret by her father647 Knowing that her mom at the time she remembers was a good mother and later in life to be lied to and deceived for her own good The author uses voices in the essay while remembering what her mom and dad were saying to her about memories of each other So in other words the author remembers what her parents said to her about each other and includes their voices in the essay She also includes what she remembers exactly from her parents If it wasnt for you two my mother told us I could be off somewhere else 653 The quote obviously shows that this is what she remembers her mom saying The author puts voices in the essay by using memories of her past Steedman uses voices in her essay so that the reader can get a background and see perceptions or feelings She was a good weaver six looms under her by the time she was sixteen647 This paragraph of a story was told about her great-grandmother and as an eleven-year-old and how she was exploited The author uses this as
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