A Visit From The Goon Squad Commentary

764 words - 4 pages

The world if full of unique things that no one would think about ever doing. Such is chapter 12, the PowerPoint chapter, in Jennifer Egan’s book, A Visit From the Goon Squad. The idea that a chapter can be made out of PowerPoint slides is completely different and original. Each slide has its own mini story to tell, but all of the slides together still make an overall addition to the book. One slide, titled “Mom Spots the Toy Horse,” shows Ally’s desire to please her parents. Egan manipulates PowerPoint through the positioning of text boxes, shading, and text to illustrate Ally’s devotion.
Egan uses PowerPoint through the positioning of text boxes to show Ally’s desire to please. The ...view middle of the document...

Ally’s desire to please is also shown through Egan’s use of shading. As the textboxes get smaller, they also get darker. Shading shows the reader what is important and what is not as important. This means that the first text box is not that important to Ally because it just tells the reader what the toy horse is. The second text box has some more meaning to her because it tells the story of how her mom packed up everything to be with her dad, which demonstrates her mom’s total devotion to her father. The third text box is the darkest, and it is the most important to Ally because it shows her own devotion to her parents. This text box is the darkest part of this slide because it is the one that has the most meaning to Ally; it is the one that shows her desire to please. It is the one she can most closely relate to.
Egan utilizes text to demonstrate Ally’s devotion. At the beginning of the slide, the reader reads, “Mom told me once, ‘We thought our baby might play with that horse,’” and as the reader progresses through the slide, he finds himself...

Other Papers Like A Visit from the Goon Squad Commentary

Promoting Hong Kong as the “City of Life” and Persuading the Visitors from Mainland China to Visit Hong Kong

2873 words - 12 pages visits, or recommend Hong Kong to friends and relatives, Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) must build on its strength to make Hong Kong a more visitor-friendly and attraction destination. Our objectives of this report are summarized as below:  To promote Hong Kong as the “City of Life!”  To persuading visitors from Mainland China to visit Hong Kong  To identify the negative aspects of Hong Kong  To make recommendations 1.3 Scope

A Poison from the Future Essay

606 words - 3 pages Ariana Timbol 1/29/2014 English 121 A Poison from the Future With Great powers comes with great responsibility as people use technology in their everyday life. Back in the days, people wrote to each other letters and that could take about a good few weeks to receive it and reply back or longer. Today, we have been gifted with social media such as Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and other places for friends and family to chat on. Is social media

A View from the Bridge

2029 words - 9 pages -American district of Brooklyn. In many ways a View From the Bridge can be compared to a Grecian tragedy. Eddie is the tragic, mad character who is suppressed by his own terrible fate. Alfieri, the narrator acts as the chorus in the play. He provides commentary on the action and articulates the greater moral and social implications. Just like any tragedy the inevitability of Eddie's death is a key factor, which Miller has conveyed to us the reader many

Commentary of Chapter 31 of "The Curious Incident of a Dog"

1237 words - 5 pages narrating. The inspector opens the interrogation, starting saying ‘I have spoken to your father and he says that you didn’t mean to hit the policeman’. It is obvious he makes this statement to incite the interrogated person to begin an explanation of the events, but as Christopher suffers from Aspenguer Syndrome, he doesn’t get what’s the purpose of this statement, and he simply doesn’t answer as ‘this wasn’t a questionâ

A view from the bridge

762 words - 4 pages Critical Essay – ‘A View from the Bridge’ By Arthur Miller Choose a play which has a key scene. ‘A View from the Bridge’ by Arthur Miller is an intriguing and clever play in which there is a key scene where Eddie Carbone, the main character, phones the immigration Bureau on illegal immigrants. The play is set in the slums of Brooklyn, and focuses on an Italian American community who are extremely loyal to one another. Eddie lives

A View from the Bridge-Dramatic Tension

931 words - 4 pages Miller clearly uses different aspects of his play "A View From The Bridge" to create dramatic tension. His central character Eddie is the person around who has a great deal of conflict revolving around him. He creates a lot of tension and each scene of conflict becomes stronger than the one before. Eddie has verbal conflict with all the characters at some point throughout the play. He deliberately arguments, for example, he

A View From The Bridge - Catherine

2488 words - 10 pages embraces opportunities for advancement. In “A view From the Bridge” Catherine takes a journey of self-discovery. In the beginning, according to her speeches, Catherine mainly speaks in a dialect language. During the first part of Act 1 we can see that Catherine is excited and energetic, this can be explained by the stage direction “running her hands over her skirt”, Catherine sees Eddie as a father and she wants to show him her new clothes

An Analysis And Response To William Blake's Visions Of The Daughters Of Albion And A Commentary Involving The Themes Of Various Detrimental Forms Of Repression

769 words - 4 pages physical land that Bromion shows no remorse desecrating. The "swarthy children of the sun" are the slaves he has control over. Bromion's philosophy is based on power derived from material possession and exploitation. Even sexuality is a means of domination, as after he rapes Oothoon he proclaims, "Now thou maist marry Bromion's harlot"(2.2). It is assumed that Bromion is speaking to Theotormon when he adds, "and protect the child of Bromion's rage

From Sammy To Sam: The Maturation Of A Character

1258 words - 6 pages the public viewed the A&P as a stale, struggling corporation.3 Updike's story is set in a 1961 A&P in Massachusetts just five minutes away from the beach. This short story outlines the maturation of the main character Sammy as he works at his local grocery store. While working on a normal summer day at his cash register, in walk three young girls in their bathing suits and flip flops searching for some herring snacks. While the girls walk around

Is there a mind sperate from the body?

1316 words - 6 pages  Do you believe you have a mind separate from the body? Ultimately because this question provokes responses through theories and logic, there is no way to empirically conclude a certain answer, concepts have been categorized into Dualistic or Materialistic perspectives, which can be sub divided into various forms. Regarding the question, I hold a materialistic point of view in the belief that the mind is a network of filters in the brain

Major Parts of a Business Plan (Copied from the Internet)

833 words - 4 pages MAJOR PARTS IN A BUSINESS PLAN What is a Business Plan? The Business Plan is perhaps the most important document an entrepreneur can create. The business plan helps guide the direction of the start-up company's first several years, as well as giving potential investors an idea of the company structure, goals and future plans. What are the parts of a Business Plan? The following information is taken from the "Business Plan Development

Related Essays

A Lesson From A Prison Visit

1093 words - 5 pages "A Lesson from a prison visit"We entered the building; my mother couldn't hold back her tears. All around me, the people there had grim expressions, an ominous feel in the air. Walking up the steps to a place, I would never see myself going, let alone visit a brother, my childhood friend. It was mid September, and I was visiting Sullivan, my childhood friend, at the South-Beach Prison. It was an experience that would forever change my outlook on

A Lesson From A Prison Visit

1093 words - 5 pages "A Lesson from a prison visit"We entered the building; my mother couldn't hold back her tears. All around me, the people there had grim expressions, an ominous feel in the air. Walking up the steps to a place, I would never see myself going, let alone visit a brother, my childhood friend. It was mid September, and I was visiting Sullivan, my childhood friend, at the South-Beach Prison. It was an experience that would forever change my outlook on

Commentary On A Passage From The Things They Carried By Tim O'brien

792 words - 4 pages The passage from ‘The Things They Carried’ is primarily focused on a dream regarding escape from the war. The passage is comprised of two solid blocks of prose including one enormous sentence with unconventional punctuation. Symbolism is used to great effect in the prose with special emphasis on falling and birds. O’Brien employs various literary techniques to create a giddy, dreamlike tone in the passage. Powerful themes are presented

A Commentary On Philip Larkin's The Trees

1234 words - 5 pages grief one is facing but doesn’t state or further elaborate on how the grief has affected the person and also fails to clarify the intensity of the grief. Although, we do get a hint from the word “greenness” paired with the word “grief” that the one looking at the trees envies the evergreen youth of the trees. The one who looks at it despises his being a human, about him not getting another chance to live through the same youth, to be