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Making Assumptions In 'Soul Of Caliban'

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According to thatonerule.com, “never make assumptions about someone based on your past experience with somebody else”. This quote fits in my story, because if you make assumptions about Caliban in the beginning, they are going to be bad. In the end, if you make the wrong choice with assuming something that really didn 't happen, then Caliban will get killed. Throughout the Emma Squier novel, “Soul of Caliban,” it clearly points out that assuming things before you know the whole story is not a good way to live. One example of how making assumptions leads to a misunderstanding, so when Amelie assumes Caliban is bad, then Leon gets mad at him. Emma Lindsay Squier wrote, “Amelie screamed. . . Leon came running with a face the color of…show more content…
Here is another example of how assuming things can lead to misunderstandings, Amelie freaks out when Caliban tries to grab the baby even though he just wants to play with the baby. Emma Squiers wrote, “Caliban had accepted the girl, Amelie, stoically, without apparent resentment. . . When Leon took up the tiny baby in his arms, Caliban growled, and his eyes became a baleful red. . . One day when Leon caressed the child, Caliban sprang, trying to tear the infant out of his arms. Leon kicked the dog furiously aside, and beat him with a leather whip."Caliban, you devil!" he panted between the blows. "If you ever touch that baby, I 'll kill you!"(30-33). In the story Caliban really did care for Leon, because he accepted Amelie into their lives, and when they had a baby Caliban tried to grab the baby. Leon said “no!” because he wanted to teach the dog not to grab the baby. That is a good thing. But when Amelie sees what Caliban does, and then she gets all mad at the dog, and Leon gets all mad too. That is why Amelie is the problem here, not Caliban. Amelie always assumes the worst, and then Leon agrees with her, so they are both mad at Caliban for no good reason. He just wants to play with the baby, not hurt it. As you can see, assuming things before you know what happened is not a good attribute to have. For example, when Amelie freaks out when Caliban tries to grab the baby and he just wants to play with the…show more content…
Emma Squier clearly points out that if you don 't know what really happened in a situation, you shouldn 't assume until you know. This theme was proven when Amelie assumes Caliban is bad, and then leon gets mad at him. Then Amelie freaks out when caliban tries to grab the baby, and he just wants to play with the baby, and then Amelie makes an assumption that Caliban killed the baby when really he saved the baby from the wolf. According to thatonerule.com, “never make assumptions about someone based on your past experience with somebody
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