Essay 2 Final Draft

  Emissary of Emotion Incorporeal, exotic, complex, emotions are an inescapable part of life, the foundation of human interaction. In an attempt to convey the mosaic of feelings constantly changing, we turn to mediums of expression. Food, specifically, is a uniquely diverse form of expression used constantly to represent emotions. Several distinctively singular works offer an opportunity to discover just how symbolic food has become in life. Raymond Carver’s A Small, Good Thing illustrates how food plays an important role for the grieving husband and wife, Ann and Howard Weiss, after the horrific loss of their young son, Scotty. Likewise, in A Change in Comfort written by Lindsay Watts, macaroni and cheese acts as a prescription of comfort through the traumatic times of her life. A change in tempo is brought about by Megan Libby in her piece Nana Banana Cream Pie where a lighthearted portrait of family interconnectedness is established through the sharing of a special banana [Read more...]

Essay 2 Draft 2

Deanna Phipps Jesse Miller English 110-H4 27 March 2017 Emissary of Emotion Incorporeal, exotic, complex, emotions are an inescapable part of life, the foundation of human interaction. In an attempt to convey the mosaic of feelings constantly changing, we turn to mediums of expression. Food, specifically, is a uniquely diverse form of expression used constantly to represent emotions. Several distinctively singular works offer an opportunity to discover just how symbolic food has become in life. Raymond Carver’s A Small, Good Thing illustrates how food plays an important role for the grieving husband and wife, Ann and Howard Weiss, after the horrific loss of their young son, Scotty. Likewise, in A Change in Comfort written by Lindsay Watts, macaroni and cheese acts as a prescription of comfort through the traumatic times of her life. A change in tempo is brought about by Megan Libby in her piece Nana Banana Cream Pie where a lighthearted portrait of family [Read more...]

Essay 2 Draft 1

  A powerful, recurring emotional theme is played out through lives every day. The types of food eaten act as a mirror into our emotional state of mind. Preference dictates the specific type of meal established for each emotional occasion. With so many unique opportunities food offers, specific types of food have come to represent certain emotional aspects in life, with the capacity vary culture to culture, family to family. The universal celebration of life is often stapled around a specific person’s interests, with a day dedicated wholly to them. Birthday cake is a regularly customized treat specifically for the recipient, a representation of love and happiness felt by the presenters. Raymond Carver’s A Small, Good Thing follows this well-known tradition as “she ordered chocolate, the child’s favorite. The cake she chose was decorated with a space ship and launching pad under a sprinkling of white stars, and a planet made of red frosting at the ether end. His name, Scotty, [Read more...]