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Unformatted text preview: Although the villa provides a sense of safety to Hana, the safety is experienced as a means of escape and relieves her of the hardships and realities of the outside worldp. Another example of the notion of unanticipated aptitude is the English patients amazing memory and his uncanny bank of knowledge. It is hard to imagine that a man who is unable to identify himself cannot only recognize an array of guns and ammunition with only his touch, but could correctly match the two. However, in both instances of the man and the house, their ability was not always hard to find. For example, the villa once protected its inhabitants with strong walls, and the English soldier used his brilliant mind in every day tasks. However, the war camouflaged both the house and the mans usefulness, but did not strip them of their skills and usefulness in their entirety....
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- Winter '08