fix my analysis of A Visit From the Goon Squad by jennifer egan

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the anylisis is about Rhea appears to be self-conscious and is more concerned with the external appearance than with inner beauty.

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the anylisis only on chapter3

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- Add many quotes that support the thesis then explain them Make sure everything connects with thesis which on blue try to remove summery and focus about how to support the thesis my quotes then explain why it prove what on thesis Use only quotes from chapter 3 and all analysis should be from chapter3 The second paragraph might be on introduction make sure to make introduction better so decide would you make them itoduction or cut some etc. Add conclusion A visit from the goon squad is a novel by Jennifer Egan. It narrates the story of the Flaming Dildos band that takes place in a span of 40 years in thirteen chapters. The third chapter (use the chapter name) describes the events of 1979 in San Francisco. The chapter uses different characters (whom) to advance the plot. This paper will analyze the personality of Rhea in chapter 3. (use the chapter name) Rhea appears to be self-conscious and is more concerned with the external appearance than with inner beauty. Egan’s third chapter labelled “Ask if I care” describes the occurring events according to Rheas perspective. The chapter describes the life of the characters while they were teenagers. It begins at Alice’s house when Rhea describes the band members’ love circle. She likes Bennie, Bennie likes Alice, Alice likes Scotty, and Scotty likes Jocelyn who likes Lou. However, Rhea points out that no one in the band is physically attracted to her. She explains that men usually find overweight ladies unattractive. As she is not overweight, she assumes that the lack of interest is because of the freckles on her face. She dislikes the freckles on her countenance and describes them as taking the appearance of mud hurled at one’s face. The ultimate solution to this problem is the permanent removal of the freckles. However, she cannot afford the procedure and also wants to remove them when she is older. The reason for her self-consciousness is her freckles. It bothers her as it is an uncommon condition. Even though she remembers that her mother thought the freckles were special, she remained unconvinced because she desires to be like everybody else (Egan, 2011, p. 40-41) use quotes. Additionally, she thinks that people judge her on the basis of her physical appearance which is not the case. Her personality agrees with the chapter’s title because she cares too much about other people’s opinions. She describes the other characters in detail. She states that everybody likes being around Scotty especially when he plays the guitar because he plays exceptionally well. Scotty’s muscles also cause the girls to be attracted to him. This description of Scotty shows Rhea’s focus on the external appearance, Rhea admires Scotty’s ability to appeal to people. She also admires Jocelyn’s life because both Scotty and Lou like her. She maintains a close relationship with Jocelyn because she is intrigued by her ability to attract men. During practice (Egan 2011, p.42),(quote) the group met Marty who plays the violin. According to Rhea’s description, Marty has large pimples on his face. At first sight, Rhea thought that there was no hope for the improvement of Marty’s appearance. However, she considers that Marty judges her face with an equal degree of severity. She constantly compares her situation to others and hopes that her situation is better. For instance, when Bennie announces that the bad would have a concert at the Mab, Rhea was bothered by the realization that she was among the last people to get the information Since she is not in a romantic relationship, she focuses her attention on her relationship with Jocelyn and wonders why Jocelyn did not tell her about Lou. When Rhea finds out about Lou, she makes Jocelyn describe every detail of their meeting. She wants to feel relevant. When they visit Lou’s residence, She takes notice of the house’s interior details. She wonders to herself why Jocelyn never mentioned these details and feels that Jocelyn left out a lot of information. This feeling of exclusion drives her to question Jocelyn concerning her reasons for leaving out that much detail. Rhea appears to relish gossip because it cements her relationship with Jocelyn and also because she enjoys pondering on details Her insecurities cause her to see others as insecure even though it might not be the case. For instance, she elucidates that Scotty’s appearance is pale and shaky because he has discovered that Jocelyn does not like her the same way he does. Conversely, the most logical explanation for Scotty’s appearance is the fatigue from the events that took place at the Mabuhay Gardens. Later that night, during conversation with Lou, Rhea expressed her insecurity concerning her physical appearance. Lou pointed out that he found Rhea’s personality scary. But Rhea was quick to conclude that Lou meant that her freckles were scary. Her obsession with the physical appearance creates a communication barrier because the others have to carefully select their words to avoid offending her. It appears that the subject of the freckles is touchy. It is possible that she was teased about her appearance when she was younger. Two weeks later during Jocelyn disappearance, Rhea notices that Scotty has moved on with Alice. It is not surprising that she now second-guesses her every move. She wonders whether Bennie would have fallen for her if she had helped fight the trash throwers during their concert. At this point, Rhea tries to analyze her singleness from every angle and appears to be obsessed with the concept of finding love. During the conversation with Alice, her thoughts keep drifting to the details about Alice’s and Scotty’s relationship. Different thoughts come to mind and she cannot keep a continuous thought process. Instead, she considers various possibilities and does not find any conclusion for any of her ideas. Rhea’s character is fascinating as she does not appear to have a personal story. According to the author’s description, Rhea’s life is not detailed apart from her insecurity’s and attention on the superficial. Instead, she contributes a lot in the development of events in other people’s lives. As described in the story, she spent a lot of time with Jocelyn gossiping about Lou and also spent a considerable amount of time with Lou. Additionally, she spent a lot of time analyzing other people’s relationships and comparing them to her situation. By spending time with these people, she was able to understand their relationships from a different stand point. It appears that the author decided to describe the group from Rhea’s perspective because she did not have a relationship with one person. Her relationship with everyone facilitated a detailed description of each character. The author positions Rhea in a seemingly hopeless situation and provides no solution to the problem. An analysis of Rhea’s character reveals that she is focused on the negative aspects that she has no control over. Additionally, she is not openminded, she only sees the possibility of a romantic relationship with Bennie. She does not consider other options outside her scope of friends.
Choose one of the chapters from A Visit From the Goon Squad by jennifer egan and write a clear, thorough analysis of one aspect of the chapter. Given the book’s ambiguous genre (is it a novel or collection of short stories?), you should approach your analysis as a short story analysis. As with the poetry paper, get right to the point by stating the author and the chapter by its title, not number for the purposes of this paper. Some possible topics might include character analysis, analysis of a symbol (thing, person, action, etc, that takes on larger meaning), analysis of an imagery pattern (such as dark/light, birds, water), analysis of a short scene or related scenes. There are many possibilities; the main criteria for your topic are 1) it is narrow enough to be covered in approximately 4 pages 2) we did NOT discuss it extensively in class 3) you’re interested in exploring it further I mentioned several possible topics in class: the little girls in Chapter 3, the older women in Chapter 4, the bathtub in Chapter 1. More may come up in class discussion, or you may come up with a topic on your own. While you will focus on only one chapter/story, you might want to refer to details from other chapters, especially in the case of character analysis, to strengthen your points. I’d strongly suggest that you run your paper topic by me to make sure you’re not taking on something too broad or something we exhausted in class. You can email me your topic or hand it in during class, or you may come by my office and we can discuss the topic. Your paper will have a narrow focus and, therefore, will be like your poetry paper in its attention language. You will perform a close reading of the text to support your points and will use textual evidence. Here is a reminder about textual quotation: To support your points, you “should incorporate specific words and phrases” like this (13). If you need to use brackets, “remember what [they] are for and don’t use parentheses instead!” (14). Ellipses “may be used . . . to leave out unnecessary words”; however, make sure each sentence incorporating ellipses makes grammatical sense (15-16). “Avoid quotations that don’t connect with any of your own words” (16); instead, “incorporate them into your own sentences” carefully (19). Learn from mistakes you made in Paper 1. Writing the paper 1. Decide on a topic and run it by me (strongly advised). 2. If you don’t want to mark up your book, make a copy of the story. 3. Read and reread the story carefully, marking pages and taking notes. 4. Look back over your notes for inconsistencies and contradictions as well as for concrete details you can use. 5. Go through the story again collecting solid, specific textual evidence. If you can’t find evidence for your ideas, go back to step one. 6. Organize your evidence around your main points by writing an outline or clustering. 7. Write the first draft. 8. Revise as often as necessary. Make sure your points are well organized and clearly expressed. Be thorough but precise and concise. 9. Edit. Look for syntax, grammar, punctuation and spelling errors. Be sure you include page numbers for all textual references. 10. Read your paper out loud and listen for awkward or ungrammatical sentences. It may help to have someone listen or to have someone read the paper to you.

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