Annie Dillard Analysis

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Klejsierta Xhumari “If you prize your memories as they are, by all means avoid-eschew-writing a memoir” Annie Dillard (292). In this quote Dillard is trying to tell you that in a memoir writers change their real memories and make something new to make it more interesting for the reader. If you think that your memories have a big value and are significant for you than you should not write a memoir. Even though it may not be your intention to change them, but when you try to put them in a piece of paper it will become something that didn’t happen before but is all in a writers head or imagination. Dillard says that the work replaces the memories and you are going to lose those memories (292). “You can’t put together a memoir without cannibalizing your own life for parts” (292). Taking parts of your memory out and putting new things on it is the same as cannibalizing, is a barbaric action, inhuman. Those parts that you took off may be very important to you, it can be your motive to get up every morning, it may not be important to the reader and that’s the reason writers use their creative skill to change their memories. Dillard starts the text by writing her own memoir. After that she tells us what she left out in her memoir. Dillard is…show more content…
I n her memoir Dillard writes about rocks, American history, railroad, Andrew Carnegie. In writing a memoir you can lose yourself but it opens an new window for you to discover new things that surround you and maybe understand them better. Dillard describes with details Carnegie, his height, his weight and what he was known about. This shows her nature as a writer, as a creative person. Telling something through details makes the reader to see the picture that the writers have in their mind. Dillard says that a writer spends more time writing about something than it actually lived it
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