Westing Game Symbolism

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The Westing Game: Element 1 Quote 1: Ellen Raskin created settings, in the book, by using very descriptive words. An example of imagery in the book would be when Ellen Raskin describes Sunset Towers. “The sun sets in the west (just about everyone knows that), but Sunset Towers faced east. Strange! Sunset Towers faced east and had no towers. This glittery, glassy apartment house stood alone on the Lake Michigan shore five stories high. Five empty stories high.”. (Raskin 2) Raskin uses imagery to help the reader picture what the scene in the story looks like. Element 1 Quote 2: Ellen Raskin created settings, in the book, by using very descriptive words. For instance, The Westing Game explains how the Wexler apartment looks. “Two walls of the living room were floor-to-ceiling glass. ... “It’s a bedroom, of course,” his wife replied. “It looks like a closet.” “Oh, Jake, this apartment is perfect for us, just perfect,” Grace Wexler argued in a whining coo. The third bedroom was a trifle small, but it would do just fine for Turtle. “And think what it means having your office in the lobby, Jake; no more driving to and from work, no more mowing the lawn or shoveling snow.”...Grace stood before the front window where, beyond the road, beyond the trees, Lake Michigan lay calm and glistening. A lake view! ...The furniture would have to be reupholstered; no, she’d buy new furniture— beige velvet. And she’d have stationery made—blue with a deckle edge, her name and fancy address in
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