Analysis Of What Kitty Taught Me

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The first thing that I want to say about this article is that it isn’t what I was expecting when I went into reading this. The stories that we have previously read from this anthology were either about first crushes, loves, or even failed relationships, but they existed with real people. Coake makes the decision to write about a crush that never had a possible future of becoming a relationship. It is an interesting take on the nonfiction piece because it becomes almost theoretical at times. Coake seems to be using the theme of “first crushes” in order to make a point about the pure nature of love. Coake explains that, out of all the crushes that he had back when he was younger, Kitty from X-Men is the one he can look back on as see as pure.…show more content…
He analyzes the way in which first loves bad be very impure in nature, and that having a non corporal crush may be the only way to defend against this. The essay gets even more serious when he opens about his past in love when he discussed first wife who passed away and his second wife that he is still in love with. While these things seem to blend in to each other in the course of the essay. It is clear why the essay is titled “What Kitty Taught Me” because the entire piece is about how Shadowcat tough him how to love in the real world. Kitty is what allowed him to connect with the loves of his life when he would eventually meet them. That is what makes this piece so different from the other stories that we read from this anthology. This piece is less of a story and more of a very short autobiography. He uses his first crush as a vehicle to talk about more serious issues, and he applies this to different moments throughout his…show more content…
This essay isn’s simply about first crushes, but rather the nature of love as a whole. It is interesting to compare this to the essay that we read in class about the women who met her future husband in high school; because, despite being written on the same topic, these two essays couldn’t be more different from each other. Coake’s messages about love and loss go far beyond what we expect from a narrative about first crushes, but the nature of his first crush allowed him to learn what it means to
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