September 11th is a day that everybody remembers. People that were actually there and experienced the event can describe every detail of what happened. They are able to provide vivid details of the events that unraveled that day. The morning of 9/11 was hectic and frenzied. Many people have went on to write stories about what they experienced. Thomas Beller wrote one as if he were watching the events unfold. In “The Ashen Guy: Lower Broadway, September 11, 2001”, Beller creates a chaotic tone by using diction and imagery.
Thomas Beller tells about the 9/11 event through the eyes of a regular businessman in New York. When Beller put together “Ashen Guy”, his job was to make the whole scene feel frantic and chaotic because that is exactly how