1. Miss Johnson represents the good part of the narrator’s life and the beginning of the adventure. The beauty of her appearance gives the narrator a sense of relieved, and he feels protected. The detailed description of Miss Johnson’s appearance and apparel is significant because the narrator must be paying a lot of attention towards her, taking in her goddess fully.
2. a) The theme of this story is fulfilment or acceptance of one’s destiny. The series of events change the character’s moods from lonely to delight, and then back to depress but with a realization that he should not be living in the ideal world and start facing the real world.
b) The moon introduced by Miss Johnson symbolizes an ideal world where the narrator believes he can be accepted and welcomed. The moon is the part of the theme in which the narrator must overcome.
3. The author develops the tension between cultures often felt by those who immigrate to a new land by describing the setting in the beginning of the story as purgatory and called it a temporary stop. The author also uses words such as “hell” and images such as “the buildings stood unnaturally still and crisp in the cold air” to describe how they look at the new place as.
4. The allusion used in the story is the part where Dorothy falling asleep on the road to Emerald City, which is adapted from a well known kids’ book called “Land of Oz.” This allusion is effective because it emphasizes how boring the life in the narrow brown brick houses is by saying that Dorothy falls asleep on a exciting trip.