Citizen: An American Lyric - Chapter 6 Summary & Analysis

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This section is an excerpt from a script for a situation video. It is primarily put together with various quotes from CNN shortly after Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans. The author states that the overwhelming look on the survivors' faces haunted her, as she could only watch from a distance, and view how the media depicted those left in the wake of the hurricane.

The author chronicles the devastating effect of the hurricane, both physically to New Orleans, and mentally, emotionally, spiritually, not only for those living in the area, but for those that had to watch from a distance via the television. The author states that what was left of the houses were mumbling structures coming apart.

The author offers some quotes from various survivors, all of them without attribution, saying that they were forgotten, that the buses couldn't come and get them...

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