In this short excerpt, the author utilizes pauses in the writing to emphasize the inner thoughts of the narrator towards the new car that she receives. The narrator mentions how despite her best efforts she is unable to “tame this iron friend” and “the car and [her] have no feel for each other.” Through the use of these the author creates a sense of disappointment towards the acquirement of the car despite her best efforts to try to get a feel for the car. The narrator states that her and her family had taken many steps to rid themselves of the Zaporozhets, despite this, she mentions how, “nothing worked.” This use of pauses shows how the narrator and her family were unhappy with the car, however no matter her many efforts, they were all for naught. The use of pauses in the author’s writing help create a sense of disappointment in the car and their acquiring of it.
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