{[ promptMessage ]}

Bookmark it

{[ promptMessage ]}

The Disappeared - 1 What he first noticed about Detroit and...

Info icon This preview shows pages 1–3. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
1. “What he first noticed about Detroit and therefore America was the smell…and acrid odor of wood ash” (52). Have you ever identified a place by its smell? What place? Where? Why? Describe and relive the moment. 2. “’Fires here most all the time,’ he said. ‘Day in and day out…Or maybe you get so used to it you do notice and you like it.’ ‘I don’t see any fires,’ Anders said. ‘That’s right.’ Feeling that he was missing the point somehow, Anders decided to change the subject” (52-53). Have you felt you were missing the point of a conversation because of cultural or language barriers? When? Who were you talking to? Did you give up understanding? Why? Why do people give up understanding one another? If not, has somebody ever told you a story like that? 3. “Disorder, of which there was very little in Sweden, seemed sexy to him: the disorder of a disheveled woman who has rushed down two flights of stairs to offer a last long kiss” (53). Have you ever felt attracted to the opposite of what you are used to, or of what you are? How does that work? Have you ever longed for a movie scene to happen in your life? Which one? Why? If not, has somebody ever told you a story like that? 4. “They were interested, friendly, but oddly blank, like faces he had seen in the military. He saw corridor after corridor. The building seemed more expressive than the people in it” (53). Have you ever had an experience in which you could not decipher what people are thinking or how they are reacting to you? When? Who were the people? If not, has somebody ever told you a story like that? 5. “He felt restless and excited, with three days free for sightseeing in a wide-open American city, not quite the Wild West but close enough to it to suit him” (53). Have you ever felt great to travel to a place you dreamed of and you lived more of your dream than the actual scenario that was there? If not, has somebody ever told you a story like that?
Image of page 1

Info icon This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
6. “He did not look back at Anders. ‘You want my recommendation?
Image of page 2
Image of page 3
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern