question Now, looking down into the nest, it seemed to him that it could serve as both a workable symbol for what he had been through (and what he had dragged his hostages to fortune through) and an omen for a better future. How else could you explain the things that had happened to him? Question: What’s the meaning of ‘and what he had dragged his hostages to fortune through?’ ( p.s. He took his wife and his seven-year-old son Danny with him.)
Sep 20, 2018 5:43 AM
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I think nanren is almost right: he had been through something (an adventure? a nightmare experience) and the nest reminded him of it. It also reminded him of his hostages' experience on the same journey, however with 'and what' the writer stresses that the hostages' experience of this (being dragged) was distinct from, and surely quite different from, his experience as the captor.
September 20, 2018
Yes, I'd guess it means them. . He had seen some challenges recently. They had seen something of the same challenges, by being with him. It suggests somewhat that they had to be with him, as if they had no choice, as hostages would have no choice.
September 20, 2018
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