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100 Sideways Miles Symbols & Objects

Andrew Smith
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Sideways miles

Finn measures everything in terms of miles instead of minutes. Finn talks about sideways miles when referring to the dead horse that fell on him and his mother, killing her. Finn thinks that it took about four seconds for that horse to fall from the bridge 300 hundred feet overhead. During that time, the earth moved almost 100 miles. And if a person were to walk a straight line for 100 miles and drop 300 feet, he wouldn't even realize he was descending in elevation at all. And that's the logic of sideways miles.

Atoms

Finn sees everything in terms of it being a collection of atoms. Finn himself is a collection of atoms which he feels came from his parents as well as other random events such as explosions and natural disasters whose atoms float around randomly until they land. So, to Finn, everything in life is kind...

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