Reading Assignment for this paper and
This week’s topic is ?Seeing the World from Another Perspective.?

?Half a Day? by Naguib Mahfouz
?Big Black Good Man? by Richard Wright
?A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings? by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

Plz Write about

I would like you to focus on one of the short stories or poems assigned and write about whether or not it helped you understand the experiences of the artist.

Plz Write about

There is an old maxim, usually attributed to a traditional Native American prayer, that says, “Never criticize another until you have walked a mile in his moccasins.” The idea is that when we understand the circumstances of another’s life, we are less likely to criticize their actions.

Many believe that we cannot truly understand their life experiences unless we have similar experiences ourselves; hence, a White person will never be able to understand what it’s like to Black in America.

Others believe that through art, others may come to understand the artists’ experiences. Of course, to do so, we must be open to viewing the world through the eyes of the artist.

How do you feel about this? Do you think this week’s reading assignment helped you gain insight into another’s experience?