Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Week 4, Post A

Pages 138 - 183.
(page 143) inquisitive: unduly or inappropriately curious; prying.
(page 146) obelisk: a tapering, four-sided shaft of stone, usually monolithic and having a pyramidal apex.

(Quote on page 145) "A longer pause.
'You can call me Walter if you want.'"
This is quote is a symbol, because "Walter" more commonly known as "Kinko" is a midget-clown with an attitude. Basically he goes only goes by Walter to his friends, which is interesting because he hardly ever becomes close to anyone. He doesn't seem to trust anyone, so allowing Jacob to call him Walter is a symbol of Kinko's trust. This is also foreshadowing because I predict that he and Jacob will become friends and fight the battle of the circus life more as a team.

(Quote on page 148) "'Jacob?'
I watch Rosie for a few seconds longer and then turn to face him.
'Look here,' says August, scrubbing the toe of his boot in the dirt. 'I know I've been a bit rough on you the last couple of days.'
I'm supposed to say something here, something to make him feel better, but I don't. I'm not feeling particularly conciliatory.
'What I'm trying to say is that I went a bit far. Pressures of the job, you know. They can get to a man.' He holds out his hand. 'So, friends again?'"
This quote describes the split personalities of August. So, this entire quote is once again another example of a symbol. It symbolizes August's split personality of sometimes being the nicest man in the world, and sometimes being a complete asshole boss with serious anger issues.

The theme of this section of pages is acceptance and forgiveness.

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