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Pleasures of Reading

“Often we love read of deeds and desires we would not dare to perform ourselves. That is the pleasure of a tale like this”

— Ophelia (Klein 43)

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Things Revealed

“When you want to know how things really work, study them when they’re coming apart.”

Zero History (Gibson 276)

Life and Stability

“Stability’s the beginning of the end. We only walk by continually beginning to fall forward.”

Zero History (Gibson 233)

Outward Appearances

“That one may smile, and smile, and be a villain”

— Hamlet (Act I, scene v, 108)

Self Creation

“the world for which she is responsible, which she has created, which is everywhere around her …”

— The Namesake (561)