Crow lake

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Education "The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living differ from the dead."(Aristotle) The importance of education is effectively illustrated in the book Crow Lake by Mary Lawson and also in Alden Nowlan's poem Warren Pryor. Both Kate's family and Warren's family highly value the importance of education and both families expect their children to receive higher education. Both Kate and Warren used education as a tool to escape poverty. However, they differ in their feelings toward education and the life chosen by their parents. Both Kate Morrison's family and Warren Pryor's family believe that education is crucial and they are determined to send their children to receive higher education. Kate's great grandmother …show more content…
It helped them to have a decent living in the city However, Kate enjoys getting educated and loves the job education brought her while Warren Pryor dislikes his job. When Kate entered university, she found that she loved studying and was enjoying it. " I have discovered by then that Great grandmother was more right than she knew the power of education."(Lawson, 187) She agreed with her great grandmother that education can actually bring happiness. When she graduated, she was also satisfied with her job as a university professor except for the teaching part." I was genuinely in love with my work."( Lawson, 188) She loves all the things education brought her. In contrast, Warren Pryor hates the life he is having. He had education just because his parents wanted him to. He did not enjoy studying at all. When he graduated with a teller's job, he did not feel happy. He "aches with empty strength and throttled rage"(Nowlan, Stanza 4)when he does his job. He did not like the things education brought him at all. As a conclusion, both Kate's and Warren Pryor's family take education seriously and expect their children to obtain formal education. Both Kate and Warren Pryor became achieved after being educated. Nevertheless Kate loves education and her job while Warren hates them. Although education is indisputably important and powerful, not everyone loves it as well as its effects. Education can really change people's


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