1. There are two split columns – right and left
2. The columns have different distances (left column is 3rd person (dad), right column is 1st person (son)).
3. There are column bridges on page 6 and 11.
4. The two columns happen same time. I noticed that many repetitions and column bridge at both columns on page 2, 3, 6, and 11.
5. I found interesting Colt’s sound like “Squaaaaaaawk”, “Gaaah”, and “Zeeeeeeeeshandagahhh”
Purpose of the Laken’s writing
I think through her essay “Separate Kingdoms”, Laken wants to say how important the role of family and, by extension, human in this technology era.
There are two kingdoms in the Laken’s writing. One of that is father’s kingdom which is located on the left column of the essay and the other one is his son’s’ kingdom which is located on the right column. The father lost his thumbs by machine and after that he always watched TV and didn’t talk too much with his family. His son, Jack, also didn’t like to communicate with the family and usually play the game. However, the end of the essay although it takes Jack a long time to accept Colt and understand why he’s going through such a hard time, he accepts his father in his own way. The author does not explicitly tell the readers that Colt still cares about his family and loves his family, but it is conveyed in the conversation that Colt has with a lawyer at the very end of the story.