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Sarah Vowells essay Shooting Dad is a story about how Vowell does not see eye-to-eye with her family Vowell is interested in music while her dad is interested guns Vowell is predominantly Democratic and her father is Republican Even though Vowells father is on the different end of the political spectrum they are both very patriotic Vowell takes the First Amendment to heart while her dad lives by the Second Amendment the right to bear arms Vowells father is also a gunsmith so guns have become his lifework When Vowell and her sister Amy were both younger they shot guns for their first time In addition Vowell doesnt have the same interests as Amy When Vowell and Amy shot the guns Amy enjoyed shooting the guns and Vowell wanted nothing to do with itIn my essay I will pull passages from The Shooting Dad and give real life examples from my life to show the connection between the relationship of Vowells family members and I will compare them to relationships with my family membersVowell writes But the fact is I have only shot a gun once and once was plenty My twin sister Amy and I were six years old six- when dad decided that it was high time we learned to shoot Amy remembers the day he handed us the gun for the first time differently She liked it This passage shows a disconnect between Vowell and amy Vowell wanted to please her dad but thought the gun had a sort of evil about it The sister didnt have the same feelings as Vowellpg414 The sister enjoyed shooting the gun and would go on family hunting trips and Vowell would not partakeI personally had a similar experience to this event in Vowells essay I was in
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