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Arbitrary Defused Incitement

In Dan Greenburg's "Sound and Fury" a decent point is made from looking at a situation

that could possibly become violent. The narrator suggests that people carry a large amount of

"free-floating anger," which generates within them, ready for use at any point in time; waiting for

the slightest hint of incitement.

Lee, a stand-up comedian, is first introduced by the narrator, who tags along with Lee

where he will be the "emcee" of the night, but right before he is to go on stage a group of drunk

young guys chants for a comedian they feel is the greatest, Rusty. Before he even got up to the

stage, the young men were ready to cheer on for Rusty, and despite all the exertion he finally

gave it up.

As the narrator begins to talk with him and soothe the ailments of his suffrage some of

the "inebriated young men" began to trickle in and eventually noticed Lee. As events heightened

a young man thought that he would want to do something about their chanting and later stepped

forward closer to Lee.

The total focus started to rest entirely upon the two men "going through the motion, doing

the dance," while also the bar's energy of aggression steadily increased with the engagement


It was from a simple



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