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When writers write from a place of insight and real caring about the truth they have the ability to throw the lights on for the reader Anne Lamott When a reader can see a situation in a distinct and realistic way that appeals to his emotion he knows that the writer has written with great insight With experience writers can express the deeper meaning of a time or situation In A Yellow Raft in Blue Water Michael Dorris exhibits this technique when he writes about Christine leaving Rayona at Idas house The 1920s is viewed as a prosperous and glamorous time period but F Scott Fitzgerald tells us otherwise In The Great Gatsby Fitzgerald unveils the reality of peoples lives in the 1920s by telling the story of Jay GatsbyIn A Yellow Raft in Blue Water Christine is ill and she leaves Rayona at Idas house Dorris is able to throw the lights on for the reader because the reader views this situation through two perspectives Rayona thought that Christine was being selfish for leaving her with Ida She felt that her mother was not looking out for her and neglecting her However when one views the circumstances through Christines eyes the reader discovers that Christine left because she did not want Rayona to see what she was going through Christine also did not want Rayona to feel bad for her Michael Dorris tells the story through two different perspectives so the reader can sense the reality and truth of what each character is feeling inside In The Great Gatsby F Scott Fitzgerald does not portray the 1920s as a time of wealth happiness and excess like it is believed to be Fitzgerald uses the character Jay Gatsby to show the reader that this time period was not all about happiness and joy Gatsby is a man who did not know what real love was He had the fancy cars and the beautiful house but
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