Drinking Coffee

872 WordsDec 5, 20124 Pages
Imaginative Conversation Why does ZZ Packer write her essay with mostly conversing through language? In the short story Drinking Coffee Elsewhere, ZZ Packer consistently uses the art of conversation. She uses this type of language throughout her short story while either a group of people are talking or just man to man conversations. First off this short story is about an African American woman named Dina and she just arrived at orientation at the University Yale. In class she quickly meets and makes a friend by the name of Heidi who was a Canadian. They made it very apparent to each other that Dina was a lesbian with their dirty conversation. Dina later goes to the psychiatrist Dr. Raeburn to talk about her parent where she…show more content…
I loved the author’s choice of words in this story because it’s not every day where you read a story that has curse words and talks about the most perverted things. I feel that when a person talks to another person in a story it is more engaging. It was almost like I was, in a way, stalking the two girls and listening to their conversation. It is like in a group conversation when two people are either arguing or gossiping about something and you are trying to listen it all. Overall the way that the author, ZZ Packer, writes this story is very unique in that I have never read anything like it. It captivates me how into the story I was because normally I can’t even stay focus on the text. This is what make the writing so much more entertaining than the others. So why does ZZ Packer use so much conversing in this story? It is to keep the reader more focused and with the story and to help them understand the reading and to keep the reader entertained with the adult themes. Because it definitely had me hooked throughout the whole
Open Document