Examples Of Figurative Language In The Night By Ali Alvarez

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Through the use of dialogue and figurative language, Alvarez describesd mate as courageous unlike in the beginning of the passage furthermore enforcing the complexity of her character. We can see this in the beginning of this passage when Mate enters the prison. Mate describes herself as a “sack of beans''. She selects these words specifically because the police were dehumanizing her. She feels incapable of being free of her situation. We also see a diffrent side to Mate ,compassionate and empathetic. When Mate sees someone else getting hurt by the police she says “it feels like my very own stomach was being punched.” She feels for other people's pain when they are getting hurt. Mate feels like she can't do anything. Mate at this

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