Unformatted text preview: wheel”, ”sharp-edged dashboard”, “bone-and-chest crushing agent”, and “flying seat cushion”. The “bone-and-chest crushing agent” makes the reader think twice before getting into a modern car. “Flying glass” isn’t too appealing either. The single most vivid detail that stands out is “…Glove compartment door…guillotine a child”. The author’s decision to embed details concerning the possible death sequence of a child is brilliant because it grabs the reader’s attention efficiently. The final sentence is also very rhetoric in that it persuades the reader to seriously consider the risks and faults of modern cars’ designs. The initially harmless objects of a car transform into potentially lethal weapons in the wake of an accident....
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- Spring '09
- Automobile, Steering, Ralph Nader, sharp-edged rearview mi, tially harmless objects, Safe Car