The Year of the Runaways Quotes

Sunjeev Sahota
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But it wasn't pride, either. Or not just pride. It was a desire to be allowed a say in his life. He wondered if this was selfish; whether, in fact, they were right and he should simply recognize his place in this world."
-- Tochi (chapter 2 paragraph 7)

Importance: This quote is in reference to Tochi's desire to work even under dangerous conditions, when there are rioters on the street. His thought express his intense desire to escape from the restrictive conditions of his world and establish autonomy for himself. He wants to feel measure of control over his actions, as opposed to a sense of being controlled by an exterior social structure. However, such thinking is so antithetical to the structure that has dictated his life up to his point that he feels guilty for thinking this.

So what do we do? For the first time in history are the women of this house to...
-- Mrs. Sanghera (chapter 4 paragraph 9)

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