Essay - Literature Newborn Thrown in the Trash Dies John Edgar Wideman's...


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***** Thrown in the Trash Dies

John Edgar Wideman's short story, "newborn thrown in trash and dies" uses a very distinctive point of view for dr*****matic effect and irony. The ***** uses the viewpoint ***** an unwanted baby, thrown into a ***** shoot. The b*****by's last moments make up ***** story, from the baby's own internal point of view. Not only is this a unique point of *****, it is also very emotional and moving. Thus, Wideman uses this point of view to make ***** impact ***** his ***** even more dramatic, dark, and depressing.

This disturbing and graphic story opens with a first-person point of view th*****t sounds rational and bitter at the same time. The first lines of the story indicate what is to come, just not to who, or why. Wideman writes, "They say you see your *****le life pass in review the instant be*****e you die. How would they know? If you die after the ***** replay, you aren't around to tell anyone anything" (Wideman 1396). Thus, the reader ***** prepared for something unpleasant to occur, but it is ***** clear just how unpleasant that is going ***** be. In fact, the actually premise of the story does not come until much later, ***** already the view***** draws the ***** in, and makes them want to know more about ***** intelligent and embittered character.

***** are times that the narration is funny or amusing, as long ***** ***** reader does ***** ***** what ***** coming next. The author uses humor in his story the ***** way he ***** t***** po********** of *****, to jar the reader. Using humor ensures the reader will be even more affected by the reality that comes after the humor. This ***** in ***** is not funny at all; it is tragic. By using humor, the author ***** the situation even ***** unfortunate, and that makes it ***** more remarkable ***** ***** reader. For example, early in the story he wr*****es, "The end is the *****. And ***** you know at the end goes d***** the tu***** with *****. I can speak to you know ***** because I haven't reached bottom yet. I'm on my way, faster than I ***** to be travel*****g and ***** journey won't take long" (***** 1396). Without the context ***** the rest of the *****, this just *****ms like any o*****r bitter and jaded individual who has reached the ***** of their life and is not ready for it ***** be over. *****n fact, the jaded words appear humorous and wry, somehow. Th***** changes when the context of the story be***** ***** - these are the thoughts ***** a dying baby on its way down a trash chute. When ***** is established ***** talk take ***** a new meaning, and that is exactly what the ***** intended. He needed to wake ***** professors to si*****ations they might ***** even think were possible. ***** using th***** point of view, he certainly does just that, ***** it is

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