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A Leg to Stand On Themes

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Themes

Self Discovery/Connection with the Self

Generally speaking, the events of the narrative are focused on/defined by external situations - the author's encounter with the bull, his accident, the injury to his leg, the reaction of medical professionals, the atmospheres of various medical facilities, including the two hospitals and the convalescent home. The commentary and/or analysis of those events are, again generally speaking, focused on and defined by internal reactions to and/or analyses of those situations - the author's fear of the bull, his determination to survive the accident, and his reactions to his injured leg, to the medical professionals treating it, and to the facilities in which that treatment occurs. Both external and internal circumstances, however, lead the author to consideration, and writing about, what he comes to believe is the deeper meaning of the accident, its triggering of a deeper connection to, and awareness...

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