David Foster Wallace And Margaret Atwood Essay

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David Foster Wallace and Margeret Atwood are two extraordinary authors who wrote dozens or more books, and are well known by their peers has creative writers. David, born in February 21, 1962 went to Harvard University and two other Universities, He was known for writing Infinite Jest and other non-fictional magazine pieces. Critics found his writing to be exhilarating and maddening. Margeret Atwood, born in November 18, 1939, in Ottawa, Canada; internationally well known, and award winning writer; in poetry, short-stories, and novels. Also, one of the today’s leading fictional writers and a well-known controversial writer. Both authors delivered commencement addresses about similar topics. In most of those topics they agreed and disagreed. Although, both authors are well known in…show more content…
If one were to compare and contrast these two, one would’ve find they have more in common, than they do individually. Margaret Atwood delivers her commencement address at her alma mater, University of Toronto, but Wallace never attended Kenyon College, where he delivered his famous commencement address. During his commencement speech, to the graduating class of 2005. David open with a story about two fishes, his story goes “There are these two young fish swimming along and they happen to meet an older fish swimming the other way, who nods at them and says "Morning, boys. How's the water?" And the two young fish swim on for a bit, and then eventually one of them looks over at the other and goes "What the hell is water?” The essence of David’s fish story was that “the most obvious, important realities are often the ones that are hardest to see and talk about “.Which lead to David’s view of reality? David believes that in the center of the universe that his the “realist”, “most vivid” and “important” person in existence. That everything

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