" it was the first little toe-wander across the Greg Perimeter, that line around the front two rooms. It was the first shy tentacle tap, the first tendril nuzzle."(304,  Sullivan)
This passage brings in the over-all feel of the story, ignorance and disrespect. He wants to drive in the idea to the readers that publicity isn't all fun and dandy, it comes with a price, whether it be good or bad. This specific part to the story sets a bold, driving but not fully upfront approach to the situation him and his family experienced while living in a house being occupied by TV producers. Readers shouldn't just  read the surface meaning, but also as well as the hidden meaning. The snare tone he brings to this helps to strategies the rest of

“ I just couldn't handle it any more, the feel of anxiety got me. It was the tension, the rising fear.”

"So here comes this blond, divorced, from a loft Old Eastern Shore family. (Ah, her family. It's the combination that gets him, we feel: her brassy glittering hair, levitating about her head and then dripping in wellmodulated scrolls; coupled with that Anglo-Saxon lineage. Later, he will spend their honeymoon searching the London museums for her ancestors.) Her ex-husband was in the state legislature" (Tyler).

This excerpt really catches my eye because of how bold it is, especially with the phrase “her brassy glittering hair” followed by more descriptive words to suggest this woman’s appearance.  Tyler goes from a highly over exaggerated description, to a whole other point about her ex-husband.  Tyler brings  this point into the passage to not lay out what her motives are, but her tone and figurative language, helps to send a clear image to what she wants us to catch onto.

So he comes, arrogant, snotty, from a Beverly Hills family.( Ah, that clan. It’s the amount cologne he wears, that drives her in, we all thing, his muscular arms, sitting on his shoulders and the perfect chiseled shape bod. She will, later give her-self up to him in France.) His ex-girlfriend  was a model.

"We would eat pizza and candy for  all of ow  meals. We wouldn't have  sex, but we would  have crushes on  each other  and, magically, babies would appear in our home. We would win the lottery  and then buy  land in Wyoming where we world have one of  every kind of  cute animal A1l  the while, Colin would be working in law enforcement - probably the FBI."


 This exert taken from a brief overview of what’s to come in the rest of the passage, foreshadows the questionable masculinity of Orleans friend Colin, and the desired marriage she wishes for them. This section brings a metaphorical approach leading into the actually story of Colin. I like the way Orlean uses insignificant and significant details to make the readers question what’s actually going to happen, along with what’s the hidden meaning. The description of a fantasy life she strive for with him brings a humorous and quirkiness tone to the piece. I really am drawn to the figurative language and unrealistic hopes.  

 We can run and jump through meadows all of the day. We wouldn’t have a care, but we would be cautious of the time and somehow, fairies would fly over our heads. We can ask for wishes and save all the lost children, where we would start our own orphanage. 
“I was once at a Halloween party and I didn’t take off my mask all night. It completely eliminated all social anxiety.” “Sometimes I wish I never had to take the mask off,” says Urban Avenger (Ronson 248). 

The author is trying to create a metaphorical approach to real life superheroes. He shows from past experience the alter ego he created for himself as well as other heroes do. The men who dress up in these costumes seem to feel a lot more comfortable under a mask, rather who they actually are in order to fight crime. Their alter ego becomes a sense of security. This passage strikes me as bold and a sense of a television series with a comical approach. Ronson brings in the Halloween story to allow the readers to create a personal connection to what he feels.

“I was once at a huge meet and so I wore my lucky running socks. It helped to feel a sense of security.” “I always need to wear them for huge meets.”

"This is what i learned: he was working at this, too. Death didn't happen to Steve, he achieved it."
Through this except in " Transcription of a Eulogy" by Mona Simpson we learn about  the part of her brother's life, Steve Jobs, fight towards cancer. We are informed of the amount of strength, courage and ambition Steve had during his last days fighting cancer along with successfully accepting death and the astonishing high level of success he had during his life with Apple.  To me this passage of the Eulogy strikes me as bold, moving and clearly has a double meaning because of how Jobs worked towards everything he achieved in is short life span. Even though in the end cancer won technically, Mona wants to readers to be well aware of how her brother took death as an accomplishment. Mona's tone and use of adjective's  supports her main purpose in showing how special and one of a kind Steve Jobs really is. She uses repetition in the passage like "he" and "Steve" to emphasize on the importance he has left in technology along with his driving motives to give it all he had. 

'This is what I realized: she was struggling, also. Ballet didn't come easy to Lisa, she loathed it."



I’m done running. I’m exhausted. I don’t want that life anymore. So I've decided to come forward, own up to what I've done, and tell my story to the best of my recollection.”

This passage is describing a famous well known, writer, named Jose Antonio Vargas’s illegal status in the USA.  Jose who was sent away by his mother, from the Philippines, to live with his grandparents, was brought up on an illegal green card, a fake social security number and other various false identification, without any knowledge till the age of 16.  He wants to come out and tell people his secret. Jose’s dream was becoming a well-established writer, without being paranoid of being caught for his true identity, in this passage he comes to the realization that he needs to come clean.   This passage strikes me as bold and courageous, all because of one thing, the ability to be truthful at the end. Jose did an excellent job on giving a lot of description on situations, to create a vivid image in the reader’s heads. His tone came across as wanting people to understand the situation he was put into.   He uses repletion in this passage, “I” to emphasize that it’s time to come to an end and confess.

“I’m ready to start the race, I’m enthusiastic. I want to feel the rush. So I've decided to stay focused, keep my head in the game, and run this race like I have never done before.  

“The correct analysis, he would call it. He wouldn’t approve of the fact that the protesters were mainly white, mainly out-of-tiwners, mainly young people, mainly people speaking in vague terms without any real scientific understanding of political economy, These characteristics were an indication of something reactionary, he might say.”

 This passage is describe a writers, Said Sayrafiezadeh’s personal connection and opinion to the Socialist Workers Party in comparison to Occupy Wall Street in Zuccotti Park.   He, wasn’t at all for going to see the up rawer in the park do to his childhood memories with marches, protests and selling The Militant newspaper for his father, who left and never had time for his son. He finally got the means to go to Zucotti Park, only to judge how his father would never approve of this kind of protest and lack of organization.