The Disappeared - 1 What he first noticed about Detroit and therefore America was the smelland acrid odor of wood ash(52 Have you ever identified a

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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?
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6. “He did not look back at Anders. ‘You want my recommendation? Don’t walk anywhere. I would not recommend a walk. Sit in the bar
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This note was uploaded on 04/09/2009 for the course ENGL 107 taught by Professor Merritt during the Fall '08 term at University of Arizona- Tucson.

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