a face in the crowd
Do you like people watching? Give it a try sometime — hang out in a public place (like the mall, a park, a coffee shop) and just watch people. Try to guess what people are like or what they do for a living just by the way they look. It can be pretty entertaining.
Your assignment is to use words to paint a picture of a crowded scene. After you describe the scene, zoom in on one particular person who stands out from the crowd. It could be someone particularly important or meaningful, or just someone unusual or striking in appearance. In a crowd of people, you notice this person. Be sure to explain why in your paper.
Take your time in describing the scene, but give the most careful attention to the “face in the crowd.” Describe how this person looks, dresses, walks, stands, talks, etc.. What is he or she doing when you spot him or her? What details catch your eye?
Suggested Length: Somewhere between one and two pages will do.