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Of Women and Salt


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In what ways do the characters refuse to let laws or borders decide their fates? How does Garcia allow them autonomy within their limited circumstances, and what do you think about their choices?

Created: 04/26/21

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davinamw

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In what ways do the characters refuse to let laws or borders decide their fates? How does Garcia allow them autonomy within their limited circumstances, and what do you think about their choices?

In what ways do the characters refuse to let laws or borders decide their fates? How does Garcia allow them autonomy within their limited circumstances, and what do you think about the choices they make under pressure?


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Tired Bookreader

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RE: In what ways do the characters ...

Desperation gives people strength and blinders to pursue what they perceive to be a better chance for themselves and their families. Imagination the bravery it takes to travel to an unknown country, start a new life, and then be thrown out...only to try again. How bad it must be where they are.


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taking.mytime

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Living in a third world county where terrorism is a daily stressor would give a person the latitude to make decisions contrary to their laws or borders. Safety and freedom are much bigger rewards than being lawful or staying within a border.


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