RR 8 - Name Cory Class Eng201 E1 RR # 8 Quote Its an...

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Name Cory Class Eng201 E1 RR # 8 Quote Response “It’s an enchanted space I occupy. The French, we know how to run a prison.” (2) This caught my attention as I read and I’m not sure that it’s very relevant to act 1 of M. Butterfly but I thought that it was important none the less. The quote itself is pretty straight forward; simply that the space Rene the main character occupies is too his liking and that the reason for that is because the French were running it. I think it’s important that I talk about this quote with relationship to the book because I feel that it sets the tone for the rest of the act. By that I believe that the whole point of this first act was to establish Rene’s experiences along with his ideals about women. Though this quote tells us nothing about either his experiences or his ideals regarding women, what it does do is tells us about Rene’s mind. He’s been thrown in prison by his own people, for treason, and yet he maintains that his cell is a delightful place and that the people who put him there to rot are doing a good job. To me, that’s like getting stabbed and complimenting the assailant on the quality of his knife. It’s strange, and because Rene says this makes me
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This note was uploaded on 02/17/2009 for the course ENG 201 taught by Professor Recny during the Fall '08 term at SUNY Buffalo.

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