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Wu Ting
How would you interpret the last two sentences? Among the latest charges: Shepherd supplied secrets to the Communist Chinese revolt against Chiang Kai-shek. Like all enemies of America, he adheres to the plan of giving aid and comfort to our enemies. A year ago he told the Evening Post he agreed with Bernard Baruch that our atomic bombs should all be thrown in the drink. Now he’s found a better way to throw us on the mercy of the Communists: experts confirm a copy of his book has been found with certain passages underlined, possibly a coded blueprint for the atom bomb. Fortunately this country has a cure for such troubled minds. It is known as the electric chair. How would you interpret the last two sentences? I think it means the narrator thought the man called Shepherd should be punished by electric chair, right? Thanks. And this excerpt is taken from The Lacuna by Kingsolver.
Jun 29, 2015 3:46 AM
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It's hard to tell if they really think that, or are just making the suggestion ironically.
June 29, 2015
Wu Ting
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