Ground Zero By Suzanne Berne

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“. . . On The Corner of Vesey and Church Streets” The author of “Ground Zero,” Suzanne Berne, wrote the article to inform her audience of a voided space that can once again be filled. This voided space is the empty remains of the World Trade Center (Twin Towers) in Manhattan, New York. Throughout the essay, an adventurous Berne tells a story of her visiting the Twin Towers. She is noticing her full surroundings a little at a time. Diversity was a main element in her pilgrimage, as she writes about cultural differences, a drastic change in scenery for the Towers, and even a change in herself. Berne’s message to the audience is to persuade them to open their eyes. Take in every detail possible and to look at one main object as a collected…show more content…
Manhattan’s financial district is mainly comprised of financial corporations, business offices, and New York’s top offices such as the Federal Reserve and the stock exchange. The normal crowd for this neighborhood would be business executives or middle-class office workers; therefore, Berne was a tourist and did not really fit into the district. I believe that she told her audience of her alienation so that they know that she does not see the sight every day, it is something new to her. This will help the audience understand her story better from their…show more content…
She states a “repopulation” is taking place, this is because three-thousand innocent people lost their lives in that financial district and now thousands of people are standing in that location patriotically writing “God Bless America” on the remains. These people all come from different parts of the world but here they are standing together in remembrance of the lives lost. What better way to end an essay – especially one so endearing and meaningful – than where it all started, the beginning. Berne is brilliant for ending on the same
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