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Misbah Sheikh Ms. Ferracane ENG3U1-B1 November 10, 2020 Isolation and Intimacy “A person is a person through other persons; you can not be a human in isolation; you are human in a relationship only” this quote by Desmond Tutu explores the idea of isolation and intimacy and emotional sadness. Isolation could lead to devastation and emotional pain. In the novel The Refugees , the protagonist Liem faces challenges such as intimacy, isolation and experiencing feelings, As Liem was only an 18-year-old refugee and wanted to support his family back home as he reaches San Diego, he starts to become intimate with Marcus. Liems intimacy ends up in Liem having sex with Marcus (1). Liem could not control his emotions and kept dreaming about Marcus as quoted, “The next day at the liquor store, Liem rushes home when his shift ends. He recalls how after he and Marcus had finished eating, Liem had paid the check. They had then walked through Chinatown together and visited the Golden Gate Bridge. They had then seen a movie, their knees brushing each other, before getting sushi for dinner.” which makes Liem very

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