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Order of Insects Quotes

William Gass
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I began to notice every morning the bodies of a large black bug spotted about the downstairs carpet; haphazardly, as earth worms must die on the street after rain…The shells were usually broken. Legs and other parts I couldn't identify would be scattered near life flakes of rust.
-- The Woman (N/A paragraph 1)

Importance: This quotation demonstrates the woman's initial reaction of disgust towards the dead bugs that appeared on the carpet each morning. The specific description simulates her sense of fear and revulsion, and these feelings eventually transform into interest and fascination with insects in general.

Occasionally, I would find them on their backs, their quilted undersides showing orange.
-- The Woman (N/A paragraph 1)

Importance: This specific description foreshadows the beauty that the woman eventually perceives within the specific anatomy and physiology of insects. The specific phrasing and diction in this sentence bears an element of reverence and delicacy in the observation of these dead insects.

…it’s no study...
-- The Woman (N/A paragraph 3)

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