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message 1: by Kristel (new)

Kristel (kristelh) | 3779 comments Mod
In a novel ripe with metaphor, the narrator concludes with an assertion about a fruit and its rind. Explain this final analogy, and
how might it resonate beyond Capitu‟s supposed betrayal?


message 2: by Book (new)

Book Wormy | 1795 comments Mod
It was suggesting that the Capitu he loved who would always remain his also contained the Capitu who would betray him.


message 3: by Kristel (last edited Feb 06, 2017 04:47PM) (new)

Kristel (kristelh) | 3779 comments Mod
The rind is what we see on the outside and the fruit (the reality) is inside, hiding behind. Is he saying that he fell in love with the outside appearance and the real woman betrayed him.


message 4: by Diane (new)

Diane | 1889 comments The rind is the outer appearance and what everyone believes to be true about the person. The fruit is who they truly are.


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