PASSION

It's What Writing is All About

START HEART TO PAPER FROM THE GET GO: EXAMPLE OF AN INTRODUCTION TO A NARRATIVE ESSAY, BASED ON UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN BY MICHAEL KORNBLIT

Frightened. I hear the rustle of boots approaching. Alone. Shivering. Cold. I am Manya, and though today upon awakening I find myself warm and loved, memories of that horrible time wash over me just as if it were yesterday. At age seventeen, I had no idea that life could be so cruel—that people could be so cruel. Now I know. I lived a nightmare for three years: three years of unending terror. Now that the years have passed, the trauma of that time seems like yesterday. As I awaken, I am reminded of the thoughts that kept me alive during that time, the feelings of despair that I fought off daily in order to survive, and the ever-constant desire for a future with my love, Meyer. This morning, they all come flooding back to me.

START HEART TO PAPER FROM THE GET GO: EXAMPLE OF AN INTRODUCTION TO AN ARGUMENTATIVE ESSAY, BASED ON UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN BY MICHAEL KORNBLIT

Death. Life. Inextricably intertwined. My name is Manya, and though today upon awakening I find myself warm and loved, memories of a horrible time decades ago wash over me as if they were just yesterday. I lived a nightmare for three years: three years of unending terror. At age seventeen, I had no idea that life could be so cruel—that death could be so close. Now I know. During that time, I learned a great deal about life and, not least of all, death. Life and death remain so intricately linked that one must experience the probability of one’s death first hand in order to deeply appreciate the experience of life in its fullest. Man cannot embrace an appreciation for life without first having tasted the possibility of death.