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In the work by VS Naipaul Becoming a Writer which is an excerpt from his work Prologue to an Autobiography Finding the Center Naipaul tells his background and how he struggled as a writer to come to terms with who he was as a writer and a person It is evident how as he ages and gains experience he gains wisdom and peace Another writer Jorge Luis Borges also wrote a work which sheds light on how he has gained peace and hope and something can be learned from analyzing how the blindness he received at age 56 affected his attitude and development Ill discuss some of the points that they make in their works and compare these two works and writers VS Naipaul said that he always wanted to be a writer and he was fortunate enough to land the opportunity to go to Oxford and get a start on his training in what it meant to be a writer He was always intimidated by the title of writer because it made him get anxious about potentials he should be living up to This is evident from the first paragraph on page 2692 Here it says that he was even hesitant to put his name on his work because of his anxiety and ambition This causes me to think about what it means when I claim something Either a work that I have produced or something I own It makes me think about how my association with these things has a part in forming my identity but the thing to learn is that to be at peace people need to recognize that their identity is always changing but be careful not to let their identity become lost in the world Jorge Luis Borgess poem backs this up by telling how it is in the simplification such as when night abstracts and simplifies all visible things For example to learn from experiences people
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