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Brian Lau English 111 V Curtis Hisayasu 4-05-07 The Man of the Crowd The narrator is an inquisitive man who is believed to be an expert on people. The story begins with him sitting in a coffee shop observing all sorts of people. He notices every minute detail about them and starts to categorize them by class and profession through to what they are doing and how they are acting. He even notices who the pickpockets are. But as the sun goes down and evening approaches, there is an old man of about sixty-five to seventy years old that catches his attention. This old man was one who did not fit into a typical category and his actions proved to be unpredictable. “I saw the old man gasp as if for breath while he threw himself amid the crowd; but I thought that the intense agony of his countenance had, in some measure, abated. His head again fell upon his breast; he appeared as I had seen him at first. I observe that he now took the course in which had gone the greater number of the
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course ENGL 131 taught by Professor Anderson,donaldl during the Spring '08 term at University of Washington.

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