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jim007 | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

Posted January 9, 2010 at 5:23 AM via web

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Key Quotations from the novel?

Anything quote related to setting, character development, main conflict, plot development, iniating incident, climax, resoultion, or even theme. Anyt key quote from the novel.

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mstokes | College Teacher | (Level 1) Valedictorian

Posted January 10, 2010 at 1:28 AM (Answer #1)

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Here are a few which might fit the bill regarding theme, social setting, character development.....

"A society has no chance of success if its women are uneducated..."

"Marriage can wait, education cannot."

"Behind every trial and sorrow that He makes us shoulder, God has a reason."

"A man's heart is a wretched, wretched thing. It isn't like a mother's womb. It won’t bleed. It won't stretch to make room for you."

"Of all the hardships a person had to face, none was more punishing than the simple act of waiting."

"Boys, Laila came to see, treated friendship the way they treated the sun: its existence undisputed; its radiance best enjoyed, not beheld directly."

And the past held only this wisdom: that love was a damaging mistake, and its accomplice, hope, a treacherous illusion. And whenever those twin poisonous flowers began to sprout in the parched land of that field, Miriam uprooted them."

"Miriam wished for so much in those final moments. Yet as she closed her eyes, it was not regret any longer but a sensation of abundant peace that washed over her. She thought of her entry into this world, the harami child of a lowly villager, an unintended thing, a pitiable, regrettable accident. A weed. And yet she was leaving the world as a woman who had loved and been loved back. She was leaving it as a friend, a companion, a guardian. A mother. A person of consequence at last. No. It was not so bad, Miriam thought, that she should die this way. Not so bad. This was a legitimate end to a life of illegitimate belongings."

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