My Grandfather: Personal Narrative Analysis

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As I was assigned to this essay, I was actually quite worried and nervous because I do not normally ask my relatives about their childhood. It was a strange thing for me to call up my grandfather who is in a different country. The person I chose to do is my maternal grandfather because there seems to be something about him that I connect with more and am able to talk to simply. Anyway, doing this project has actually made me sad and upset because I realize that everyone has a life, but it takes a question to know about the life. There were so many things I learned about my grandfather that I really did not know about because I have been so oblivious and selfish. It’s improved my relationship with my grandfather and has helped me embrace who …show more content…
I didn’t realized how difficult my parents had it because they couldn’t speak English, so they couldn’t follow their dreams. They had to take any jobs that they could in order to support three children. My parents didn’t have much, but they were able to provide us with what they needed. Because of how I was raised, I’ve come to appreciate the small things in life, food on a table, a bed to sleep in, warm blankets etc. Before, I was angry that I didn’t have the same things as some of my friends did and I realize now how selfish I was. I want my parents to be proud, I want to go to college, obtain a successful career and buy a house for them. They deserve so much for what they’ve been able to provide for me and my …show more content…
My grandfather has gone through so much in his life, yet I never bothered to ask about it until now. Growing up, he faced a lot of challenges due to poverty. Through this project, I was able to understand him more than just a grandfather. I believe that my grandpa greatly influenced my mother because she has always been appreciative of everything and has taught me to be the same. It has made me realize that most of my ancestors didn’t have the same opportunities I have, and that I could be the first in the family to do many extraordinary things. Finally, I have come to the terms about my identity and how I can not escape from my heritage and culture. My life was destined to be like

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