Car Crash While Hitchhiking Analysis

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Harris 1 Connor Harris Daniel Altenburg English 102 27 Jan. 2010 Car Crash While Hitchhiking Analysis In the short story Car Crash While Hitchhiking by Johnson. The most emphasized element was the order, or sequencing in which it was written. I found it interesting how the beginning of the short story gave the reader vague incite to each of the character involved in the story. It is apparent that this particular information is a crucial part of any story, but the way it was presented was quite unique. I think this was done in order to stimulate the readers mind early on. Almost as if Johnson was preparing the reader for future events and the brainpower needed to fully interpret them. The story jumps back and forth multiple times throughout the story, each time giving background information on how things came to where they were. Point of view played an equally important role in the meaning of the text. Besides it’s logical purposes, writing the story in first person allowed the reader to sympathize with each
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Unformatted text preview: character more easily. It is as if the reader could feel the impact of the car crash, and the darkness of the night in which it took place. Point of view closely relates to the emphasis on description by Johnson. The thorough descriptions paired with the use of I and the first person allowed the reader to become fully involved in the story, making its theme more impactful and lasting. In the last paragraph, the main character describes a peaceful and beautiful surrounding when stating, A beautiful nurse touched my skin the forest drifted down hill. I could hear a creek rushing down over rocks. As the characters room turns white (and we can only assume he passes) it is Harris 2 as if he has finally been relinquished of all his troubles and trial times throughout his life. Johnson eases the harshness of death with the use of soft-spoken words and by painting a serene picture in the readers mind....
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