Let The Great World Spin Chapter Analysis

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The most important chapter in Let The Great World Spin by Colum McCann is the one that brings different classes of people together. In the chapter titled “Those Who Saw Him Hushed,” New Yorkers of all walks of life, all races, all genders stop to watch the figure of a man balanced outside a window of the World Trade Center. “Doctors. Cleaners. Prep chefs. [... ]Wall Street,” stood together to crane their necks towards the sky (McCann 4). People who would not interact on a usual day are standing and talking to one another. Because they happened to be in a specific spot at a certain time, they met and were friends with perfect strangers. The social classes had no effect on the tightrope walker and why he was walking between the twin towers. The

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