5 Matching Annotations
  1. Mar 2024
    1. In the largerscheme of things, his reform philosophy recognized that weak anddesperate men could be led to choose a path that dictated against their owninterests. A man might sell his land for a glass of rum; debt and idlenesswere always a temptation.52

      And this sort of philosophy seems to be exactly how whites disenfranchised the indigenous peoples...

  2. Oct 2022
    1. tighter the woman would curl her fingers

      "tighter" is an adverb, tightness connotes desperation and persistence. she cant afford to lose the argument with the man and therefore she puts all she has on the line. the tightness on her grip is symbolic to the effort she makes to keep what she has. it goes back to the theme of people fight harder for the less they have.

  3. Oct 2021
  4. Oct 2016
    1.    But there is no water

      desperation and reiteration of a need not met


      This phrase is obviously repeated a lot throughout this section, and it has different kind of connotations each time it’s said. Using this phrase in all caps also draws visual attention to it and really grabs the reader, which could make it somewhat of a theme or motif throughout this section. The phrase gives this sense of desperation and heightens the stakes making it a very dramatic association in the readers head, especially being repeated this many times and then once again one right after the other. It also serves to give a rhythm to the piece and this anticipation or building by repeating the phrase. At the end it could be repeated so closely to show a type of dense desperation or more tense.