After Rereading the literacy narratives and categorizing them like Alexander did my findings were very similar to hers. Initially when reading these stories I thought the majority of them were victim stories. It was quite the opposite i found out after reading Alexanders definition of a success story. The part that caught my eye was when she said “invokes and future-looking rhetoric; views literacy as utilitar- ian and useful, a means to economic, cultural, social, and political success.” in her definition I realized that this is how most of the stories I thought were victim stories ended. Most of them ended on a positive note being optimistic about the future and having a new respect and understanding of the values of reading and writing. In most of the stories even though they had positive ending that met the definition of a success story that Alexander provides their body paragraphs often represent a victim story. The best example is the story Fact I Can’t Read where she blames her past experiences and the education system she grew up in on why she has difficulty reading when she first gets to college, but at the end overcomes all of that and values reading a writing and is hopeful about her literacy experience in college. When I was trying to categorize this story I put it under both the victim and success. Over all though the majority of the stories I read were success just like Alexander.