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The word sacrifice means that something is given up in order to benefit another person Sacrifices can be placed into categories based upon what is being given up in order to benefit someone else In the following paragraphs I will give explanations about the sacrifices that people have made such as food time comfort and roles of being a parent The first sacrifice I will talk about is food in Andre Dubus story The Fat Girl Louise sacrificed her love of food to benefit her mother When Louise and her mother ate together it never seemed to be enough to fill up on so when she knew her mother was not paying any mind to her she would push food up her blouse until she got some place safe enough to consume it A different example of giving up food would be while Louise was in high school she sacrificed her food by not eating a large amount In fact she overheard her friend saying She never eats109 During her college years she had a roommate who helped her gain some will power Although Louise lost weight she said that she felt that she had lost more than just fat that sometime during her dieting she lost herself too 113 By Louise feeling this way she had sacrificed time that she could have been content with herself At last she found love got married and was expecting a child During her pregnancy she started her old eating habits In fact She was gaining weight but had told herself it was only the baby and would leave with its birth 116 An example of giving up your childhood is in Adam Schwartzs short story Where Is It Written In that story Sam sacrificed his childhood by cleaning cooking washing clothes and ironing for his mother His mother was a single parent and a psychiatrist Sam wanted to live with
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