In Too Deep Review

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Michelle Aggrey Composing Arguments: ENG 1010-58 Professor Mary Ross August 24, 2015 In Too Deep “It’s impossible to look cool when you’re a part of a tour group.” That was the first sentence of Tom Reprecht’s personal account, recalling a time when he and his wife went touring in Hawaii. I found this autobiography the most appealing after juxtaposing it to the others read. An appealing factor that made this autobiography enjoyable is how the author explained what was going on without having to say how he was feeling. With this factor being put in play, it made it easier to understand why he did some of the things he did. For example, Tom wanted to impress their tour leader just to be favored. With that desperation, he took it upon himself to enter and explore a cage during their snack break. While in the cage, Tom began to experience worry after being in the cage to long with a confused spelunker. The same way he eased his desperation, he used his worry and panic to eventually get out of the cave to meet his wife whom he left outside the cave. The author uses scene in an effective way by capturing the appearance of the cave with detail. Tom described what is thought to be sodium by his new spelunker friend; Ernie (or possibly bat excrement) as a “weird greenish-whitish substance” and it makes it easier to visualize what the cave looked like. Tom also uses dialogue in an effective way by capturing the personality of the people within the story. Ernie is depicted a pretty sarcastic man who possibly isn’t a spelunker after all considering how confused he was when the two were in the cave. From Tom’s point of view the tour group leader seemed kind of conceited, since he made himself superior by treating the group like kindergartners and referring to their break as “snack break”. Finally, I enjoyed how Tom assumed that we readers were pretty young.

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