Mark Ferguson's A Drowning

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A Drowning Reader Response Theory Maggie Breig ENG 4U October 5, 2012 Mrs. Bujold Walkerton District Community School Breig 1 I believe that the short story A Drowning by Mark Ferguson was a very dramatic story. Beginning with the first sentence, “I watched him drown” (160), the reader is already off the edge of their seat and it makes you want to continue reading. The way the story is written, beginning with the climax and declining from there, the reader has a feel of the atmosphere of the short story. Even with knowing the man in the water is probably not going to live, as the person watching him does not and cannot do anything to save him, it makes you want to continue reading to see how exactly the story will play out and

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