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Lindsay Lastinger Ms. Carver AP Prompt: Rules February 22, 2011 Two Violent Scenes and their Impact on the Meaning of the Novel Throughout Rules for Old Men Waiting , the protagonist MacIver develops a novel showcasing three primary characters: Dodds, Braddis, and Callum. These characters, all of which highlight the unique sentiments associated with the brutality of war, are most accurately depicted within a sequence of two highly violent scenes. Overall, the violent nature and graphicness of these two scenes deeply contribute to the universal theme that evil shall not prevail, as well as provide a parallelism between the events in MacIver’s fictional story and the events in his own life. The two scenes of violence featured in MacIver’s story, Dodd’s murder and Braddis’ death, indeed collaborate to produce a universal theme regarding the fact that evil shall never prevail. This theme clearly applies to both the fictional story created by MacIver, as well as MacIver’s own life of grief and depression. In MacIver’s story, when the courageous and very
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