Answer to Question #159537 in English for corey

Question #159537

Reread paragraph 21 of "Where Is Here?" What information does the author

provide about the interactions between the stranger and the mother and father in

this paragraph? Cite details from the text to support your answer

Expert's answer

Where is here? Is a book portraying the visit of a stranger who is in mid-40’s. When he arrives at the compound of the house which happened to be their home once, he seems to be moved by the changes he witnesses. With no time the father of the family notices that there is a visitor in the compound, he invites the man to the house but man declines the invite and insist he wanted to have look and rekindle his memories about the compound. The wife of the owner of the house asks his husband why the strange man did not want to come to the house? The author tries to expose the anxiety which the father and mother are involved in. The father tries to monitor the stranger through peeping through a window.

After the stranger finishes his tour outside, he approaches the house and enters and starts tiptoeing from one room to another. The father and mother accompany the man in his trip since the motives of the man were not clear. The author also describes antagonisms developing between the father and the stranger. Subsequently, the father gets annoyed when the stranger enters the study room of his children. At this moment the father jumps and grabs the man shoulder and tells him that the visit is over. The mother was shocked because it was the father who allowed the stranger in the house.

Because of how the father dismissed the man, the stranger could not hold the tears any longer. The stranger composed himself, wiped his tears and he left. 

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