Sadie And Maud, By Gwendolyn Brooks

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Ever since the dawn of the first written language literature has always played a huge role in understanding why do humans behave and accomplish goals some that are very adventurous and against a human’s comfort zone. Literature reflects on human 's nature and pulls at their instinct to be adventurous and go against their comfort zone of a normal life to do something extraordinary. Two examples of pieces of literature that show off people that accept the call to adventure while other folks do not ,is the New York Times Article, “A Private Dance? Four Million Web Fans Say No” written by Charles Mcgrath. As well the poem “Sadie and Maud” written by Gwendolyn Brooks. Concluding, with my own adventure story about me exiting my comfort zone which …show more content…
This poem is about two African american sisters that live their adult lives in two different ways, Sadie lives life in adventurous way and doesn 't follow all the rules and Maude follows every rule in society. Gwendolyn Brooks shows the result of the girls ' actions based on the way they view life, When Sadie said her last so-long
 Her girls struck out from home.
(Sadie left as heritage
 Her fine-toothed comb.) Maud, who went to college,
 Is a thin brown mouse. 
She is living all alone
In this old house..(lines 13-20) The author states that in the end, Sadie lived a life of fulfillment and adventure so she experienced true fulfillment as for Maude she end up living a life in her comfort zone and end up feeling empty inside. The poem reflects on how sometimes it is better to live a more meaningful life and go against society and experience adventure. Sadie may have seemed to be going against society at first and behaving in a way that her parents and society doesn’t want her to act, but she ends up having a nice life with two well off daughters. As for Maude she went to college and followed what society wanted her to do, but lived alone with no meaning. Going against your comfort may be against what people want you to do, but you must embrace it to allow yourself to experience a true sense of meaning and …show more content…
This is highly reflected on two pieces of literature New York Times Article, “A Private Dance? Four Million Web Fans Say No” written by Charles Mcgrath and the poem “Sadie and Maud” written by Gwendolyn Brooks. Both of these stories are great reads for people that want to be called to escape their comfort zone and live life to it’s fullest potential. The characters in the stories also reflects on my own experience of going camping for the first time ever in my life. Literature is important for the human body to read and listen to because it allows humans to go against the normalcy of life and instead accomplish greater the what is expected of the

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