Analysis Of Journey Into Night By David Sedaris

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Many people have issues with flying. Some are nervous that the plane might not make it to its destination while others think of flying as an overpriced, uncomfortable, and unpleasant experience. Than there are those who can afford to make their flight experience much more luxurious which are the passengers flying in business class or in first class. These are passengers that get the champagne in the plastic glasses and the chairs that stretch all the way out. David Sedaris is able to paint this picture of entitlement and lack of comfort throughout his article “Journey into Night.” The structure of the article is much like anyone who would be telling a story. He built the scene, described his personal experience on previous flights and then…show more content…
This made what he was saying more believable and clearer than if he were to just list the events and how they occurred. From his first description of those trying to trick their bodies into sleeping, “line up outside the bathroom, some holding toothbrushes, some dressed in slippers or loose-fitting pajama-type outfits” to the crying man sitting next to him it really set the tone for the rest of his story and engaged the reader into what was happening on this specific…show more content…
It was also to show that people are more concerned with their own feelings than others. The entire time the man sitting next to Sedaris, he does not once ask if he is okay or acknowledge the fact that this man is sobbing. Instead Sedaris was more concerned with getting an extra bowl of ice cream. At the end of his story, Sedaris is crying along with his seatmate not out of sympathy, but out of self-pity. He has realized how much time has passed and how many great memories he has had. It was because of the grieving he saw the man sitting beside him doing that it might have been the first time in his life that David Sedaris had actually grieved. It was not the show off type of grief, it was genuine and heartfelt, the kind of emotions that more people need. Sedaris might have realized how little time people have and how quickly it can go by. It also shows that it doesn’t matter what class on a plan someone is in, when a certain emotion is hit everyone is the
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