Cather's Use Of Rhetorical Devices In Minerva By Elie Wiesel

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Minerva is making a sacrifice by giving up her son to her sister; Patria isn 't ready to do so, but expresses her support for her sister 's movement. Her ominous words are foreshadowing. It lets the reader know that things are intense and that they are only going to require even more sacrifice from the characters. She is going to be traveling a lot on the road, and coming back weekly for her revolutionary activities. Patria, ever the mother, at first doesn 't understand how anyone could give up their child, because the time and sacrifice it takes to raise and take care of one is already enough. She realizes that it isn 't that her sister doesn 't care about her son. It 's that she 's making an enormous sacrifice for what she believes in, to

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