Staples begins using description as to describing the scene of which he states that Staples depicts a woman walking and the fear she experiences due to stereotyping

Staples begins using description as to describing the scene of which he states that Staples depicts a woman walking and the fear she experiences due to stereotyping. In the story he relies on imagery and common experiences to emphasize this emotion. “She cast back a worried glance”. That imagery perfectly conveys the emotion of fear.
Staples then uses sarcasm to display his disapproval of the woman’s false impression. “She picked up her pace and was soon running in earnest. Within seconds she disappeared into the street”. Due to his ethnicity, the woman feared that she was going to be a victim of violence. His choices of words convey a negative connotation and reinforce the fear factor. Fear, violence, and anger brought on by racism all provide the foundation of the story “Night Walker” by Brent Staples. The author uses personal life experiences and vivid imagery to impose upon the reader the impact of discrimination.