For a second field trip, students from all the sustainable sections gathered at the UN to hear various lectures based on sustainability and
Question: For someone who has never been to New York, would they prefer to have this story written with more straight to the point detail or do they prefer this type of writing style where the narrator describes the concept but never fully points out what it is he is describing?
For someone who has never been to New York, there are many sceneries that one will never understand the true meaning behind. I come from New Jersey and visited the city a lot when I was younger. I thought I knew my way around Times Square, but as I read the passages in this book the location seems so unfamiliar to me. There are parts of that place that I missed out. My understanding of the location got worse as I read passages for parts of the city I have never been to such as Port Authority and Coney Island.
One may conceptually know what these places are, but it’s hard to fully understand what is going on behind the scenes throughout the book unless they themselves have a deep connection with that area of the city. The city gets very personal and every person has their own type of connection to it when they visit. So, when they lack that connection it is hard to recall what some of these references refer to.
Quote: “They know exactly what you are talking about before the words are out of your mouth” (138). This is coming from the perspective of someone who has been here. You only really know New York if you have step foot in it and experienced it yourselves. Only then can you truly make references back to the city. Seeing New York from an image of the skyline is very different from actually being there.