Emotions Of Family In Let It Snow By David Sedaris

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For one family a snow day will bring out the best in them and the worst in them. They will get to experience several emotions. Family is everything, and regardless of what they do or how they act , there is always going to be a special bond between family. "Let it Snow" by David Sedaris was a powerful story because the plot was dysfunctional, amusing, and through everything he showed a family that was loving and devoted to one another. Dysfunctional is definitely a true description of the family in this story, I was in disbelief of some of their actions. In the story the crazyness started when the authors mother could not handle her children staying home for the fifth snow day. I think that she cherished the alone time that she …show more content…
I could see my siblings and my self having some of the same reactions if I was in this situation, so I believe that is why I found this story so amusing. Together they were trying to make their mother mad. Stuck outside, the only way they could let her know that they were angry and she could not just lock them out and enjoy her day, was by throwing snowballs at her bedroom window and shouting that she would be in trouble when their father got home. Not amused, she yanked the curtains shut. At that point they actually thought they could die out there. Maybe they were starting to overreact, but I am not sure that I can blame them. The author even imagined the scenareo of their bodies being found years later frozen because of a selfish mother who wanted to watch television. (Sedaris, …show more content…
When they realized she lost a shoe they all came together to help her look. Impossable to find in the deep snow, they would have to wait for the the weather to clear up before the shoe would turn up. Luckily one of her daughters Gretchin was nice enough to wrap her dear mothers cold and exposed left foot up with her own hat. At the same time the other daughter Lisa was using her own scarf to wrap around the hat to make sure that the make-shift shoe would not fall off. To end the story they all went back

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