Short Essay Questions Key
1. Describe Berlin from the Narrator's point of view in the airplane.
Seen from the air, Berlin is a single city, a maze of fortress-like, rectangular structures. New housing on the edges seem to have been dropped in place by helicopter. The Wall zigzags through, allowing only shadows to pass freely. Berlin is the Narrator's place of residence, an antiquated yet living city.
2. Describe how the East and West Germans are different at the Schöneﬁeld Airport.
At the Schöneﬁeld Airport, the West Germans are better dressed and well groomed. They look down upon their counterparts in Eastern Germany.
3. How is the difference in the importance of the Wall shown in Western and Eastern maps?
On Western maps, the Wall is a light pink line; on Eastern ones it is as thick as a ﬁnger, marking a state border.
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