What do you think happens at the end of "A Wall of Fire Rising"? Is Guy's plunge to the earth a deliberate suicide or an accident? What are some symbolic interpretations of both possibilities?
In Edwidge Dandicat’s story, Guy had dreamed of getting away from their life of poverty, phrasing this dream as sailing: “I'd like to sail off somewhere and keep floating . . . . ” Although a fall from the balloon would be fatal, it remains open whether he thought...
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