The World Doesn't Require You - “A Rare and Powerful Employee” - “Numbers” Summary & Analysis

Rion Amilcar Scott
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“A Rare and Powerful Employee” is from the perspective of the first-person narrator, Copernicus Reid. Reid who gives a talk on the War on Rape at a conferences to a mostly female audience, a talk he has done so many times. The women applaud. He thinks how lines of women always wait to talk to him, to praise his speech, which his boss actually wrote for him. He admits that he hates his job and is only in it for the money, but interested women are a benefit.

A woman approaches him after and invites him to breakfast. She asks about how he came up with the War on Rape, and lies that it came from reading the newspaper and being filled with rage at his fellow men. She then confides in her story about her own sexual...

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