The Loss Of Community And Connection

960 Words Mar 8th, 2016 4 Pages
I am going to discuss two examples showing the loss of community and connection. I will discuss an example of each. I will try to figure out what the author’s meaning was, what the characters in the story took it as, if the situation shows the loss of community or connection. Also, I will discuss the ways that the story shows how either community or connection has been lost in the story and what that means in the story. In “Speech Sounds” by Olivia Butler talks about how the community/connection is lost when there is a loss of language.
The first example of the story shows that there is a loss of community. The first example of the loss of community is when the bus driver stops suddenly to stop the first fight but a second fight starts up when the bus driver stops suddenly. “Rye knowing the methods of bus drivers braced herself and held on to the crossbar of the sear in front of her. When the driver hit the brakes, she was ready and the combatants were not ready. They fell over seats and onto screaming passengers, creating even more confusion. At least one more fight started.” (Butler, 568). The people that were on the bus thought the meaning was to start fighting, since the people on the bus fell on top of each other. The people that fell on top of each other thought that one of the bus riders had punched one the bus passengers.
The actual intention of the bus driver stopping the bus suddenly was his way of trying to tell the two men that were fighting to stop fighting.…

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