{[ promptMessage ]}

Bookmark it

{[ promptMessage ]}

gamerfreak - A passage that I found interesting was one in...

Info icon This preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Stephen Lockwood May 6, 2008 Cat 3D TA Katrina White Word Freak Analysis Probably the most outstanding approach that Fatsis uses to give the reader an interesting edge into the book is his use of first person analysis. He gets onto such a personal level with all of the players in which he associates himself with during the process of writing this book. He is able to put on paper exactly what happens when he hangs out with these characters. He not only tells us as readers how specific events happen, but he includes details about what is going on in their surroundings. Examples of this are his exact conversations and scenario’s that occur while they are talking or playing scrabble in hotel rooms at scrabble tournaments. By doing this he gets almost to an intimate level with the players, and it makes me feel as if he is not just a journalist to them but also a friend (considering how he maybe unintentionally makes it sound as if most if not all of these players have no other friends or social life outside of scrabble).
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
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: A passage that I found interesting was one in particular about GI Joel Sherman. It states, “But he has no collection of word books, or any sort of books, for that matter. ‘I don’t read’”(Fatsis 119). Personally, this is very intriguing because I feel that I build the majority of my vocabulary off of my effort to read. Reading helps me not only learn new words, but also understand their meanings and the context in which they may be used in a sentence. Word Freak also state that not only GI Joel Sherman memorizes words just for the word and how it will help him succeed in scrabble, but neglects to learn its meaning. I feel that this is foolish, and even though he may strive to become a better scrabble player and knows so many words, his lack of knowledge disables him to implement those words into his life, which seems like a complete waste of time and effort....
View Full 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