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Unformatted text preview: feelings of knowledge, empowerment and comfort that Ali needs to survive in jail. One of the books that Ali carries is the Koran and in the Korean, the story of Joseph is a story that Ali finds comfort in because he sees a similarity in his life and the story. The story of “Joseph nurtured the hope of seeing the subtle wisdom of events explained in his eventual release from captivity, nurtured a hope that his captivity would have a meaning” (259) Like the feeling of being forgotten, Ali himself is also fearful of things that he sees has no purpose, which is why reading helps him find meanings in these non purposeful things. For example, Ali going to jail may seem like there would be no meaning, but reading and gaining more knowledge and trying to find a connection is what helps Ali survive....
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- Spring '11
- Ali, Meaning of life, Claustrophobia