1831 |October 13, 2020
Our narrator, who grew up in a poor family of farmers, takes the phrase “Knowledge can change your fate” as words to live by. However, after her dream of attending university falls through she places her hopes on her daughter’s shoulders, saddling her with a strict studying regimen. However, that academic pressure causes her daughter to become more and more antisocial, and she even disappears from home for an evening. Our narrator is anxious and tormented by thoughts of what might become of her daughter until she reads the word of Almighty God and realizes the idea that “Knowledge can change your fate” has brought nothing but pain and suffering upon herself and her daughter. By reading God’s word, she begins to understand how knowledge should be treated, and how to educate her daughter on taking the right path through life.