Hey my name is Danny, I went to Bishop Watterson High school. I am now a freshmen here at the OSU Delaware center. I like to play basketball, watch movies, and hangout with friends.
What stood out the most to me in Under the Influence was the line "Instead of celebrating the drunk as one freed from constraints they pity him as one enslaved." This line is used by the author to describe different ways people see drinking, and drinking problems. I think that this is important because it points out how in society people laugh off things that can be so detrimental to others. Drinking is usually seen as exciting and funny, but if you have had an experience like the author has you would see it in a different light. I think that the author shared this personal story because it is important to let people see the other side of things. He lets us take a walk in his shoes and feel how one man's drinking can change so many others lives.