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Quoting Nowlan

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The Story “The Fall of a City” is a tale that seems light hearted at first glance. It is only until you re-read the story that you can come to realize the depth and feeling Nowlan is trying to make you feel. There is the pain of a world being ripped away from you, the strife of gender stereotypes, along with the pain your imagination creates. This little boy Teddy had strived off of this world he created. Quoting Nowlan “Sombre gray eyes glinted in Teddy’s pale, triangular face” [line 12] he is subtly telling us that teddy has excommunicated himself from the rest of people his age. This whole kingdom Teddy had built up and fabricated, is his only entertainment and friend, it is the only thing he has. “ ’He spent most of the after noon I
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