When reading the article "Hegemony or Concordance? The Rhetoric of Tokenism in "Oprah" Winfrey's Rags-to-Riches Biography" I found the (partial) sentence of "in autobiography, "the narrative 'I' becomes a fictive persona." The section prior to this sentence and this sentence made me start to think about autobiographies in a different light. I have two older brothers who grew up in the exact same household as me with the exact same parents, yet all of us had very different experiences and beliefs about what are childhood was like. Our perceptions of the same years are all very different from each other and even more different than our parents perceptions of that year. While I may be completely off point here, I just can't get this idea out of my head. What I find interesting is that all this time I knew this about my own family and, while I dislike autobiographies in general, I never thought that autobiographies are all based on the perception of the writer and not necessarily based on hard facts. I'm wondering if anyone else had a similar realization or experience while reading this section or if it was just me.
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