The Search For Marvin Gardens Analysis

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“The Search for Marvin Gardens” by John McPhee was a short story about an international Monopoly tournament and also a narrative of the narrator walking through Atlantic City through switching perspectives. On the paragraph that starts off as, “I buy Illinois for $240.” The narrator is playing the monopoly game and has bought Illinois for a fairly cheap price. The paragraph consists of 5 sentences; four short ones, and a longer sentence. The reasoning of the length of the shorter sentences is to show the pace of the scene at hand. As said previously stated in the story, it only takes the narrator and his opponent, “less than 15 minutes” (McPhee 362) to finish a game of Monopoly. This being said, a reader can imagine being in a room where
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