My Story

by Elizabeth Smart

Author's Purpose Question

Elizabeth Smart wants the reader to know that during her kidnapping she still had hope to find her freedom. In the text it says, '' i decided that no matter what happened i was going to find a way to survive.The conviction was crystal clear .I would do whatever it took to live" This means that Elizabeth Smart will do what she needs to do to survive to regain her freedom and see her family again. Elizabeth smart states ,''You're not going to move .you can't go to bed ... whatever it takes to survive i wanted to live i wanted to get back to my family .I want to be rescued but he won't let he wasn't going to let me eat or drink or sleep. so I drank it.'' this means that Elisabeth had to drink the wine so she could and not starve.
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