Man Moth Rhetorical Analysis

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The brief flash-back to the man standing below who has “no such illusions” of the moon, provides the reader with a nod back to reality as well as yet another reminder of the queerness of the Man-Moth and his “false” perspective. The last two lines of this stanza are the richest, stating, “But what the Man-Moth fears most he must do, although / he fails, of course, and falls back scared but quite unhurt. These words encompass a raw human instinct, the will to do what we fear most. However, the fact the Man-Moth remains unhurt in the process also exudes a sense of the human error of misperception, like the common fear of spiders or a child’s fear of jumping into a swimming pool. As he returns to the subway, struggling to deal with the doors,
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