Short Essay Questions Key
1. Describe the three people the narrator first introduces to the reader at the beginning of Story 1. How does the narrator interact with these three people?
The three people the narrator first introduces to the reader at the beginning of Story 1 are: a salesman, a Cherokee Indian, and a college student. The narrator and each of these people have consumed alcohol and a variety of drugs together.
2. Define the literary element of foreshadowing. How is this literary element used in Story 1?
Foreshadowing is a literary technique used by many different authors to provide clues for the reader to be able to predict what might occur later on in the story. Foreshadowing can be carried out by characters predicting the future, as in the narrator predicting that the car driven by the salesman was going to stop for him even before it happened.
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