A Tale for the Time Being Quotes

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We live in a bully culture. Politicians, corporations, the banks, the military. All bullies and crooks. They steal, they torture people, they make these insane rules and se the tone.
-- Oliver (Part II paragraph 8)

Importance: It shows the prevelance of bullying in our society and how some see it as a rite of passage. Bullying the weak is a way to get ahead in society.

I think I'm going crazy.
-- Ruth (Part II paragraph 1)

Importance: Ruth is worried that she is getting Alzheimer's like her mother.

Well, maybe that's the wrong way to put it, but I'm just thinking that if everything you're looking for disappears, maybe you should stop looking. Maybe you should focus on what's tangible in the here and now.
-- Oliver (Part II paragraph 7)

Importance: Oliver thinks that Ruth is obessing over Nao and that she needs to step back and focus on her own life.

Life is full of stories. Or maybe life is only stories.
-- Jiko (Part II paragraph 18)

Importance: Jiko is emphasising how people...

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