Go Carolina is one of the short stories from Me Talk Pretty One Day, book inspired by the David Sedaris’ life experiences. It’s the story, where he wrote about his school failures, which were caused by his speech impediment. He avoided the letter “s”. Thus he had to attend a speech therapy session. He hated it and felt very ashamed, because his teacher always raised her voice, when she was reminding him about the session, so another students could hear it. He couldn’t understand why they call this therapy. From his point of view this word is more appropriate for mental patient than people having the speech impediment. On the other hand, he was quite bit satisfied of his teacher opinion, who accused him of having a “lazy tongue” but not for being thoughtless or hostile.
The David Sedaris’ tone is a little bit ironic and humorous, especially when he talks about teacher, who he calls “ an agent”, also when he talks about the stereotypes attached to the way people speak or live. There are many examples and details in Go Carolina, which can refer to another people lives.
Many years ago, when I was six years old, I was directed to a psychologist. He supposed to ascertain if my brain was developed in a right way. In my country left-handed people like me used to encounter many difficulties. For example, my mother, my brother and me, we haven’t been treated well by some of our teachers. Sometimes, we could hear strange comments said by another people. I hope this situation has changed and nobody anymore can treat “lefties” like this worse kind of people. Of course, there still exist many different stereotypes in the world; one of them is people’s belief that there are some special ways of speaking attached to different social class. They believe that there is a connection between wealthy and educated. According to this opinion wealthy people always have excellent English proficiency.