In a narrative essay, dialogue is the third important element, without which the characters lose their worth and liveliness.“Annie, over six feet tall, big-boned, decided that she would not go to work as a domestic and leave her “precious babes” to anyone else’s care.
There was no possibility of being hired at the town’s cotton gin or lumber mill, but maybe there was a way to make the two factories work for her. Was it true as my mother had told him, he asked, that I longed for the opportunity to conquer the world of business?
In her words, “I looked up the road I was going and back the way I come, and since I wasn’t satisfied, I decided to step off the road and cut me a new path.” She told herself that she wasn’t a fancy cook but that she could “mix groceries well enough to scare hungry away and keep from starving a man.”“When I burst in that afternoon she was in conference with an executive of the Curtis Publishing Company. My mother replied that I was blessed with a rare determination to make something of myself.‘That’s right,’ I whispered.‘But have you got the grit, the character, the never-say-quit spirit it takes to succeed in business?
’My mother said I certainly did.”“Once several years ago, when I was just starting out my writing career, I was asked to write my own contributor’s note for an anthology I was part of, I wrote: ‘I am the only daughter in a family of six sons.
That explains everything.’“Well, I’ve thought about that ever since, and yes, it explains a lot to me, but for the reader’s sake I should have written: ‘I am the only daughter in a Mexican family of six sons.’ Or even: ‘I am the only daughter of a Mexican father and a Mexican-American mother.’ Or: ‘I am the only daughter of a working-class family of nine.’ All of these had everything to do with who I am today.”In this essay, the author has given full description of a daughter – how she looks and how she behaves.