Personal Response Essay
‘‘If you don't understand how a woman could both love her sister dearly and want to wring her neck at the same time, then you were probably an only child.’’ -Linda Sunshine
Marcia Muller’s story The Time of the Wolves brings forward the fundamental truth of sisterhood. With this understanding, you can accomplish many things. This is exemplified when Alma put their differences aside and helped Sarah survive the wolf attack. This is why the bond between women or sisters even is an important thing that should never be destroyed no matter the reason because one day you’ll realize that she is the only person who truly cares about you.
It is a great feeling when you know someone always has your back no matter what. In the story The Time of the Wolves, Alma Heusser, the main character, really didn’t want anything to do with Sarah Carstairs. The last thing she wanted to do was look after her but she agreed because it is essential to look after neighbors or in her case sisters no matter your relation to them. Whenever I was in trouble I knew I could always count on my older sister to back me up no matter the situation. Last year a friend of mine lent me a book titled “Graceling” and the next day when I was about to return it to its rightful owner, I dug the book out of my backpack and instead of finding a glossy, dry and soft paperback I was greeted but a wet soggy book whose pages were stuck to one another. I was terrified, and when I confessed this to my older sister, I had no fear, because my older sister was here! I told her my problem and an hour later we were waiting in the Chapters Indigo checkout line to buy a brand new copy of “Graceling”. Most people wouldn’t see the big deal in that small act of kindness but to me it showed that I could always count on her, no matter what.
***“And the women in particular were a great source of strength and comfort to one another”***. This quote is a perfect example of how sisters feel for one another whether your sister is older or younger she knows just how to comfort you. For example, a couple of weeks ago my little sister Kenza and I were watching a horror movie named The Ring. She was petrified and had troubles sleeping that night so I told her she could come sleep beside me and I caressed her back to try and sooth her. It seemed to be working for a while but I could tell she still wouldn’t be able to sleep. I decided to comfort her by inventing an epilogue that I “found online”. I made sure I gave it a happy ending for all the characters including the ones who died. Shortly after she fell asleep with a small smile on her face. I comforted her and her worries seemed to disappear,
Sisters make for great allies. Whenever you know you’re in trouble your sister will always be there through it all. Whenever I would get a bad mark on a quiz you needed your parents to sign it, I would go see my older sister and beg her to sign…