Why I Write Me Analysis

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Why do we write? Do we write because we have something to say, or is it because we have to, maybe we were born to do so, or we write just because we can. We write for various reasons; to change the world, to make a name for ourselves, to discover the meaning in things, and to escape if only for a second from our own reality. We write because we know the power of written words. When reading we become the words we read, we embrace everything that comes with them. In stories we get lost in the plot and immerse ourselves in them because the words have the power to do so. I agree with Joss Whedon when he states, “I write to give myself strength. I write to be the character that I am not. I write to explore all the things I’m afraid of.” In other…show more content…
And it has created the word ‘solitude’ to express the glory of being alone.” Basically, Paul Tillich is saying that being lonely is a fear many people have, but being in a state of solitude is sometimes needed for oneself, also to give one the strength to do something they love, such as writing. Like Paul Tillich, George Orwell and James Baldwin express in both “Why I Write” and “The Creative Process” the idea of being alone. James Baldwin argues that “Perhaps the primary distinction of the artist is that he must actively cultivate the state which most men, necessarily, must avoid; the state of being alone.” James Baldwin is affirming that being alone is a dreadful thought to many people, which is why they try their hardest to evade it. They cocoon themselves in the ideology of society, to be surrounded by others and to feel accepted. But an artist is the one who not only understands the state of being alone, but embraces it. The state of being alone is the time to discover oneself; all you are left with when you are alone is yourself and your raw, uncensored thoughts; therefore the painful, messy, and beautiful battle commences for
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