Pastoralia Quotes

George Saunders
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I'm Thinking Positive/Staying Positive.
-- Protagonist (Pastoralia)

Importance: This term is one that the company uses in order to urge their employees not to complain about their terrible working conditions. This idea of staying positive thus puts the onus of happiness on the worker as opposed to on the company, and it helps reinforce the protagonist's sense of loyalty to the company, which is really based on monetary dependence.

She thinks I'm a goody-goody.
-- Protaognist (Pastoralia)

Importance: This quotation helps establish a principal source of tension between Janet and the protagonist. The protagonist assiduously follows all rules and regulations laid out by management, while Janet brazenly breaks the rules whenever her whim compels her.

How do I rate my Partner overall? Very good.
-- Protaognist (Pastoralia)

Importance: Throughout the story, the protagonist fills out positive coworker evaluations regarding Janet's work performance, despite her frequent infractions. The protagonist appears to do this out of a sense of generosity and kindness towards...

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