Assignment 1: Summary and Personal Response
January 15, 2016
“Facing Poverty with a rich girl’s habits”
Identify the source (writer and title of essay) and state his or her most important point in your own words.
The title of the essay was, “Facing Poverty with a rich girl’s habits” written by Suki Kim. Suki main point of the essay was to explain to her readers that she had experienced some challenges adapting to the beliefs and cultures living in America, versus living in Korea.
Summarize the other main points and their supporting details in separate paragraphs.
“I thought because in South Korea I had been raised in a hilltop mansion with an ...view middle of the document...
Discuss the (1) writer’s purpose, (2) genre, (3) audience, and (4) tone (attitude),
The writer’s purpose would to tell her audience how she adjusted to life as a rich girl to living in poverty barely making ends meet. Suki’s genre could be classified in several was but the main one is narrative. Her writing was also very explanatory. It could also be considered a memo to her audience the Korean people who had some of the same challenges that Suki had in her life. In Suki’s writing her tones variety from having an altitude of sadness, frustration, and confusion.
Describe your emotional response to the essay.
I have to say that I really enjoyed reading the essay entitled, “Facing poverty with a rich girl’s habit.” It was as if you could imagine what Suki was going through and you could picture it happening as she was telling her story. Party of me felt sad for her because she had to become adjusted to a life that she never knew. But at the same time she survived it all and because of being able to experience life from both perspectives I believe she can appreciate more the struggle of people who continues to live in poverty. It is my belief that she learned how to be humble and she learned some values that she probable would not have learned as a rich kid living in Korea. As a rich kid in Korea she was use to everyone doing everything for her so she felt as if she was entitled. But when all of that was taken away she now appreciate the struggle. And I think if she was to become rich again she would be more appreciative.