The Lucky Ones Quotes

Julianne Pachico
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She doesn't know it yet, but there's something waiting for her. It could be a future or it could be something else. It could be... a man's wet fingers on her legs trembling as he helps her pull her saggy underpants back up from her ankles, mumbling over and over again, I'm sorry, so sorry, I didn't mean to hurt you... Or maybe... she could be lucky..."
-- Narrator (chapter 1 paragraph 5)

Importance: At this point in "Lucky," the narrator employs prolepsis, speculating on what Stephanie's fate will be, now that she is captured by the communist revolution. The narrator suggests that Stephanie could be "lucky," escaping the revolution, but implies that it is more likely that Stephanie will be sexually assaulted by the communist rebels. The narrator's speculation on Stephanie's two possible fates sets the tone for the rest of the stories. In the subsequent stories, characters will either be "lucky," escaping the revolution (for...

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