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Autobiography Of A Face By Lucy Grealy

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At the age of 9, Lucy Grealy was diagnosed with terminal cancer. In her book, The Autobiography of a Face, Grealy explains the hardships she faces throughout her journey and how she dealt with them. I would highly recommend this book to my classmates because it shows the atrocity of cancer, the importance of having a support system, and puts in perspective how the little things throughout society can mean so much when you're going through such trials and tribulations.
Almost everyone either has lost someone due to cancer or knows someone who has battled cancer, but you can't appreciate how much suffering cancer patients go through. The Autobiography of a Face gives us the opportunity to relate to someone going through this that many people do not understand. Lucy Grealy does an exceptional job portraying the toll Chemotherapy puts on one's body. Pathos is used in order to make her audience feel the pain that she is going through to connect her to the audience. In this book you can understand Grealyś true feelings which makes you feel apart of her adventure and not want …show more content…

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  • Recommends lucy grealy's book, the autobiography of a face, to their classmates because it shows the atrocity of cancer, the importance of having support system, and puts in perspective how the little things throughout society can mean so much when you're going through such trials.
  • Analyzes how lucy grealy portrays the toll chemotherapy puts on one's body. pathos is used in order to connect her to the audience.
  • Analyzes how lucy grealy makes it obvious how important having a strong support system is while going through something as strenuous as cancer.
  • Analyzes how grealy's book, the autobiography of a face, makes people appreciate the little things in life like food, water, and school.
  • Explains that reading the autobiography of a face will change the way that you look at the world and people in general.

In the Autobiography of a Face, Lucy Grealy was not able to eat for up to 5 days after chemotherapy at a time. To most of us, food is just eaten, but Grealy makes you appreciate the fact that we can eat without getting sick after, or just eating at all. She adds, ¨Why couldn't they just stop complaining so much, just let go and see how good they actually had it?¨ (page 131) Also, after reading this book, You will realize how much of an award school is. Lucy could not go to school for two years and when she did go back, she was ridiculed for how she looked because she was missing half of her jaw. Although, Grealy presents a grateful tone in her memoir because she now realizes how many things in life are blessings. Reading this book will make people treasure these worldly goods

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