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Brianna Darling(818) 918 0937[email protected]English 496AProfessor JohnsonAnalysis ofThe Periodic TablePrimo Levi’sThe Periodic Tableis the memoir of a man who felt the intrinsicinseparability of his crafts: chemistry and writing. His story moves quickly, continuouslyintroducing new actions and events. Despite this, tranquility pervades each chapter, achieved bythe interspersed use of highly poetic language, imagery, and personal reflection.Levi’s passions are felt from beginning to end. Named for different chemical elements,each chapter explores his personal, social, and political experiences. Some titles directly reflectwhat happens in the chapter itself, while others serve as foil to some grander statement the essaymakes. Levi the writer is able to passionately portray what Levi the chemist sees: connectionsdescribed between the chemical elements chosen and aspects of human nature are acute and

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