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David Sedaris Us And Them Analysis

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“Us and Them” by David Sedaris is a very powerful and thoughtful piece that brings humor as well as something to think about. It causes the reader to not only analyze the narrative, but also analyze themselves. David Sedaris highlights the importance of family life and how technology disrupts that. Sedaris describes Mr. Tomkey as a neighbor who “did not believe in television” (802), which seemed very bizarre. Even though David’s parents agreed with that concept, they were still consumed by what was on the news. Sedaris even spied on the Tomkey’s during their dinner as if they were a unique TV show. The main point of the narrative comes when Sedaris realizes how foolish he looks being selfish, not because he wanted the candy, but because he
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