What is the point of this quote in Between Shades of Gray?: "Mrs. Arvydas turned her head to me. Her eye make-up ran down over a bloody welt that blazed across her cheek."

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I think what this quotation does is highlight something about Mrs. Arvydas's predicament in the forced labor camp. Mrs. Arvydas is a very attractive woman who's been sleeping with officers of the NKVD—the Stalinist secret police—to save herself and her son, Andrius. Although...

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