The Shipping News

by Annie Proulx

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Theme about home I am writing a 6 pages essay contrasting the Theme in The shipping news and "Freedom of the Migrant"-Villem Flusser. I need to find some quote for the discussion of the theme about home in the shipping news. any one know any quote + page number

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I think one of your quotes should support the argument that Flusser believes that it is better to have people move between borders of countries than keeping them in.

As long as Brazilian society welcomed new waves of immigrants,… this transformation of adventure into habit and this hallowing of habit, remained charged with excitement. (p. 9)

To me, this means that there was a value from the newcomers and they added something to the culture.  At first, they added a lot of exciting things.  These new ideas became an important part of the culture.


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