Analysis Of John Mcphee: A Day In Brooklyn's Market

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John McPhee is a detached observer in this profile of Brooklyn’s markets, which tells of a day in the Brooklyn markets; a place full of crime, starting with pick pocketing, robbery, and gangs. McPhee uses description as a strategy in this informative narrative to describe the characters, the crimes, and the responses of the victims. He also uses a lot of dialogue and gestures in this profile. A day in the marketplace does not sound like it would be such a violent and threatening day, but in Brooklyn, New York, it is. McPhee recalls Lewis “sending word around from truck to truck that they should regularly announce in loud voices that pickpockets were present in the market”, (page 86 paragraph 1) but no one seemed to care. He describes

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