crying game intro - The frog replies no if I do you will...

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English 101-092 Bracewell October 29, 2007 The Crying Game The Crying Game , written by Neil Jordan, provides reoccurring themes of trust and recognition of identity which play a critical part in Dil and Fergus’ relationship. Neil Jordan uses words to make this theme apparent such as human nature, loyalty, and acceptance. When Fergus, a solider of the IRA, holds Jody, a solider of the British army, captive they form this bond and begin to gain each others trust. Jody tells a story of a scorpion and a frog; the scorpion wants to cross the water but he cannot swim. He sees a frog and asks him if he can get a ride on his back.
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Unformatted text preview: The frog replies no if I do you will sting me. The scorpion said if I sting you we would both drown in the water. The frog decides to go ahead and give the scorpion a ride trusting he will not sting him. When the two are half way across the water the frog feels a pain in his back; the scorpion had stung him. The frog cries out, Why did you sting me, Mr. Scorpion, for now we both will drown?" Scorpion replies, "I can't help it, it's in my nature." This story proves how trust in a relationship can be deceiving and that a persons trust cannot be acquired immediately....
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