Joan Didion

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In "Goodbye to All That", We see a young women, by the name of Joan Didion, going into a new territory while trying to find herself. At the beginning of this essay we see how hopeful and passionate she was about living somewhere new and opposite to where she had live which was California. Toward the end of the essay she develops the moral of the story "it is distinctly possible to remain too long at the Fair.” I believe that this sentence holds a lot of meaning and depth. This sentence also shows us how she felt when she moved to New York and how she feels now living in New York. The purpose of this essay may be to show other young people what it is like to live in a world with out any understanding. I think Joan wants the readers to take away that sometimes we think things are great until we stay awhile and see the real truth. Joan has told herself the same things while she stayed in New York, but she had to stop listening because she knew she wasn't happy.
Mrs. Didion says, "it is distinctly possible to remain too long at the Fair.” Throughout the story Joan keeps saying that she was "Young", and in the lesson we can see how she
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I believe the best choice she made was moving to New York because it played a solid role in shaping who she is today. She went from a depressed young women to a women who was more confident, but still afraid of the experiences she went through in New York like when she says,"All I mean is that I was very young in New York, and that at some point the golden rhythm was broken, and I am not that young anymore. The last time I was in New York was in a cold January, and everyone was ill and tired" Now she is older and she has learned so much from her experiences and she knows what extant she can go in certain situations. Although the fair may be fun, fun things only last for a little bit of

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