1.4 Constructing Intertextual Arguments II

1.4 Constructing - Brian Lau English 111 V Curtis Hisayasu 1.4 Constructing Intertextual Arguments II Georg Simmel argues that being a stranger

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Brian Lau English 111 V Curtis Hisayasu 4/12/07 1.4 Constructing Intertextual Arguments II Georg Simmel argues that being a stranger incorporates both “a state of detachment from every given point in space” (184) and “the conceptual opposite of attachment to any point.” (184) Simply said, a stranger is one who can doesn’t have any ties with any thing or body. In “My Kinsman, Major Molineux” by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Robin is a young lad from the United States who travels to a small New England colony to search for his relative Major Molineux. When Robin first enters the colony, he did not have a connection with anybody except for Major Molineux. Therefore, Robin is a stranger in the sense that he is “the man who comes today and stays tomorrow…he has not quite gotten over the freedom of coming and going” since he is looking for his kinsman. (185) Robin would have nothing to gain or lose in the sense that he knows nobody and he does not have to change himself in order to gain approval from others. In his first encounter
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1.4 Constructing - Brian Lau English 111 V Curtis Hisayasu 1.4 Constructing Intertextual Arguments II Georg Simmel argues that being a stranger

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