NEW YORK OBSERVED Siri H.odt - NEW YORK OBSERVED Look Away...

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NEW YORK OBSERVED; Look Away Title 1. What does the title tell us about the theme of the essay? - There are 3 stories told and it tells us that you often must pretend that you don't see or hear anything because it may end up wrong. Opening 2. Describe the difference between rural Minnesota and urban New York in terms of how people interact. - Minnesota is a small state compared to New York, in Minnesota you often know each other as there are not so many people living there, where in New York you often meet new people every day. - In Minnesota we see what we want to see, where in New York we see things bur pretend like we don’t see it. Body 3. After the opening, Hustvedt describes three examples of the way people interact in New York – "the bathrobe lady, the fanatical preacher and the spitter". What happened, and what was the New Yorkers' "coping technique" in all three cases? - They way they master the coping technique is to pretend they are deaf, dumb and blind, so they avoid a bad situation 4.

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