All Our Names - Section 1 Isaac/Helen Part 2 Summary & Analysis

Dinaw Mengestu
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In "Isaac", the narrator and Isaac continue to spend time together, always meeting on campus. Isaac begins to help the narrator differentiate between the rich students at the university and the poor ones. Isaac asks the rich students questions in a mocking fashion, calling them interrogations. He tells the narrator that all of the rich students are named Alex no matter what. Isaac also tells the narrator to look at the shoes of each student. Isaac says that the difference between the poor students and the rich ones is that the rich students have new and clean shoes while the poor ones have dirty and broken shoes. When Isaac mocks the rich students, they are quickly angered and they spit on him or make fun of him. The only students he does not interfere with are the students from Rhodesia because...

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