Consider the following excerpt from What is the What (p. 141-2): "It is criminal that all of this has happened, has been allowed to happen. In a furious burst I kick and kick again, flailing my body like a fish run aground. Hear me, Christian neighbors! Hear your brother just above! Nothing again. No one is listening. No one is waiting to hear the kicking of the man above. It is unexpected. You have no ears for someone like me."
Discuss the context and significance of this quote. What is Valentino really saying here? How might this quote operate as a metaphor for a broader, greater idea? Is this Eggers' intention?