A Visit from the Goon Squad Short Essay - Answer Key

Jennifer Egan
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1. What event occurs in the bathroom of the Lassimo Hotel?

Sasha eyes a wallet in an open purse in a restaurant ladies' room. Sasha thinks about stealing the wallet. Sasha likes to steal. The green leather wallet would be a nice thing to steal. Sasha sees the woman's stupidity as an invitation and takes the wallet from the purse without being seen.

2. How does the woman with the stolen wallet react upon learning that her wallet is gone?

The woman whose wallet was stolen comes out onto the street and asks if anyone has seen her wallet. The woman is in a complete panic because she has to catch a plane in the morning and her identification was in the wallet. She has asked the concierge to call the police.

3. What is Sasha's philosophy on stealing from others?

Sasha believes that people need to more careful and protective of their items, that to leave them out in the open, as the lady did with her wallet, is just asking for trouble. Sasha says: "We live in a city where people will steal the hair off your head if you give them half a chance, but you leave your stuff lying in plain sight and expect it to be waiting for you when you come back?"

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