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Unformatted text preview: My P. Le EN115 – F (English Composition) Assignment for Tuesday, Feb 9 2010 You’ve received a letter from Taj who’s studying this semester in Kyoto. Write at least 300 words replying to Taj. (Give a word count at the end.) Here’s the letter from Taj: Hei— I saw your syllabus online, so I decided to see the Usual Suspects. Now I figure I'll pick your brain about it. I’ve heard about this movie for a hundred years. My cousin used to rant about it; says it’s his favorite. But he’s weird. Ok, well I thought it was a bit violent, but maybe that’s just part of its cinematic language, eh? I mean, in this film can we take anything literally? Hard to know just what's true. Or should I say "true"? The whole time I was watching it, I kept thinking that agent Kujan was so cool. I mean, “I’m smarter than you and I’m gonna find out what I want to know whether you like it or not. ” Or something like that. Doesn’t it just seem like Verbal is such a twit? But here’s the thing: it turns out that not only is Verbal a lot smarter than Kujan thinks he is; Kujan is not nearly as clever as he thinks he is either. I mean, did you notice that it is *Kujan* who mentions Keyser Soze to Verbal and only then does Verbal tell the tale of K.S.? Not the other way around. I had the feeling watching the movie that Verbal just riffs on what Kujan feeds him. I don't think that Verbal K....
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