Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Goodbye Columbus Chp 1

Paralell:

Page 10- "The darker it got the more savagely did Brenda rush the net..."

Page 11 -"Now I had grown accustomed to the dark..."

So both Brenda and Neil, seemingly as the dark comes in, are better able to free themselves and are more comfortable in doing things in the dark. Brenda is more apt to rush the net in tennis, while Neil is more comfortable in seeing Brenda's figure.

Contrast:

" 'No. I go to school in Boston.' I disliked her for the answer... I come right out and say it: Newark Colleges of Rutgers University" (11).

It seems that Neil wants to, almost boast, about where he goes, while Brenda, while I do not think she seems ashamed, is not as much of an upfront person, because Neil has to awkwardly dig into her to find where she actually goes to college in Boston.

Props:
glasses 
diving board
pool
suit
phone book
telephone table
dresser
drawers
assortment of foods
club
fan
cord
light
soda
stove
salt shaker
garbage
threadbare bundles
soda bottles
golf balls
clothespin
railroad crossings
switchmen shacks
lumberyards
DQ
used-car lots
rackets
tennis ball
net
court
zipper

Class:

1.When Brenda asks Neil what he looks like he says he is "dark", and Brenda's first reaction, also happens when Neil describes Doris, is are you a "Negro?" Which to me shows that African Americans are still thought of as less and unwanted in this time, because not only does she use the word Negro, but she also quickly asks the question to him, which shows that if he was a Negro she would never want anything to do with him.

2. Doris, Neil's cousin, moves into the local area and she is the one who joined the Country Club, and it was her family that is the members, yet obviously Neil is mooching off of them and using their membership to go the pool. So because of Neil's cousins he is able to jump up classes and seemingly he is a middle to lower class family, he is now living, for a short time, the life of a high roller and going to the country club's pool.