This Assignment Is For Ap Literature In Which The Story Is Told By Esta. English Essay

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An American Tragedy By Esta
    “An American Tragedy” is a story written by Theodore Dreiser, which talks about a boy by the name of Clyde Griffiths who goes through many dramatic changes in character throughout the story. Clyde Griffiths goes through many ups and downs, and makes decisions in his life that make him become more independent from his religious family. Many may wonder how the story would change if it was told in the perspective of one of Clyde’s family members, and how they would view and portray Clyde. By the end of book one, Clyde didn’t make the bestest of decisions, so one would wonder, if the story was to be told by another family member, if they would be or not be sympathetic towards the actions that Clyde decides to make. The character whom I chose to be the perspective of the story is Clyde’s sister, Esta Griffiths, because both shared the same goal of becoming more independent from their religious family. Esta would be sympathetic towards Clyde’s goal. However, she’d be a bit envious of the path that Clyde took towards his pursuit of becoming less dependant on his religious parents and family.
    It is made clear that, based off the decisions of Esta Griffiths, both siblings shared the same goal of becoming their own individual. For example, when Esta ran away from her home to live her own life with a new lover proved her desire for independence; the author states, “ But Clyde, because of his larger contact with life and his mother’s statement...

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