Short Essay Questions Key
1. What was the narrator doing when he met the Illustrated Man?
When the narrator met the Illustrated Man, he was at the end of a two week walking tour of Wisconsin. He had stopped in the afternoon to eat, and was getting ready to stretch out and read for a while when the Illustrated Man walked over the hill.
2. How does the narrator describe the Illustrated Man's tattoos?
The Illustrated Man was a riot of rockets and fountains and people. The detail and color were so intricate that it seems that you could the voices of the crowds on his body murmuring. When his skin moved, the little mouths moved, the eyes winked, and the hands gestured. There were yellow meadows and blue rivers and mountains and stars and suns and planets spread across his chest. The people were in groups of twenty or so, all intent on their own activities.
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