Analysis Of Daniel Orozco 's The American Business World

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The American business world is strikingly bureaucratic and very much so a competition to be the best of all. Often times this mindset destroys the concept of humanity. Individuals will focus on competition rather than networking and creating meaningful relationships with colleagues. Daniel Orozco’s Orientation delves into this realm of focused, competitive production. However, in lieu of just showing the importance of order and a strong work ethic in an office, he shows how the counter effects of the lack of relationships between employees have negative effects on individuals. By demonstrating this Orozco is highlighting the lack of investment in other aspects of life and the emphasis placed upon a successful career in American culture. The narrator in the short story is what captivates the audience immediately because they set up the atmosphere of the office and give insight into people’s personal lives. Additionally, the tone presented by the narrator reflects the office’s work ethic as both are very fast paced, uniform (monotone voiced narrator), and lack any unnecessary material. The structure of each paragraphs and the sentences contained in them provide such insight as they are relatively brief and lack complexity. For example, in the first paragraph, the narrator says, “Those are the offices and these are the cubicles. That’s my cubicle there, and this is your cubicle. This is your phone. Never answer your phone.” (Orozco) While this is only the beginning of the

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