Wu Ting
How would you explain this sentence? What a knot of history one mistake can become. Trotsky was meant to succeed Lenin as president of the Soviet, but a small accident caused the job to fall to Stalin instead. Diego never told what the accident was. Only that small caprices alter fate. One letter, left out by accident. If Diego and Lev had kept their alliance, they might have forged a movement to overthrow Stalin. The peasant armies of Mexico worship Diego, but they need Lev’s strategic intelligence. From Michoacan, blazing through the brigades of Spain into all of Europe, the world might yet take up Lev’s dream of socialist democracy. But a careless mistake has torn this league asunder. How would you explain this sentence: From Michoacan, blazing through the brigades of Spain into all of Europe? What does the narrator refer to that blazing through the brigades of Spain into all of Europe? Thanks! PS: It’s from The Lacuna by Kingsolver.
Aug 3, 2014 1:50 PM
Answers · 1
Michoacan, a state of Mexico, has historically been a hotbed of revolution. I believe the author means that from a small beginning, in Michoacan, it would spread dramatically (blaze) through the revolution-minded of Spain and onward.
August 3, 2014
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