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Graduation Epidemic

Ashley Morris

Brant 11-12 MWF

April 28, 2002

Out of class #2

Graduation Epidemic

My high school graduation was one of the saddest moments of my life. Although I was excited about graduating, I did not know what I was going to do with the rest of my life. In Maya Angelou's "Graduation," Angelou was excited and proud of all that she had accomplished. In Flannery O'Connor's "A Late Encounter With the Enemy," Sally Poker Sash was proud that she was finally graduating and just wanted to show that off to all the "upstarts". In the two readings the pupils are contrasting in a few different areas, and a couple of those areas are in pride and feelings that their families have being involved in the graduation.

In both of the readings the pupils have a great sense of pride; however the pride is in different things. In Maya Angelou's "Graduation," Angelou's pride is in her no absences, no tardies, and her academic work. Angelou has worked extremely hard to achieve the thing that she has and that is what makes her proud. She was proud of the fact that she could say the preamble to the Constitution faster than Bailey. On the other hand is Sally Poker Sash in Flannery O'Connor's "A Late Encounter With the Enemy". Sash's pride is in finally graduating after twenty years of school. She also wants to show her degree to the "upstarts" and show them that she has this degree, but she is not going to change the way that she teaches. The whole purpose in going to school was to learn the correct way of teaching and just

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