How does Trevor Noah’s usage of imagery help you better understand the neighborhood of Alex? Write 3-5 sentences and use a quote from the text to support your answer.
Trevor Noah’s vivid imagery while describing Alexandra helps me better understand the poor neighborhood. He describes Alex as a suburb with rudimentary buildings, lacking in basic sanitation and having constant smells of food, motor oil, sewage and goats, which depicts the overcrowded and impoverished condition it was in. The residents in Alex spoke various languages and played different genres of music, depicting it as a more advanced hood. According to Noah, Alex is “a sensory overload” with trash everywhere, chaotic market, and a hive of activities, portraying a bustling hood marked by chaos. Noah asserts that, “There’s nowhere for all that energy to go, so it erupts periodically in epic acts of violence and crazy parties,” showing that Alex radiated much energy but was also marked by constant violence.