'Symbolism In Handmaid's Short Story Ambush'

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In the short story Ambush, the protagonist killing the young man was justifiable. This is ok because doing what he did, was the protagonist's job. It was his responsibility to ambush any enemies who came on the site. Even though the man may have not been the enemy, he was on the site. So, as soon as the protagonist saw him, it was a natural reaction for him to pull the pin on the grenade. In doing so, he was just trying to protect his country. After the protagonist had pulled the pin on the grenade and realized what he had done, he could do nothing about it. If the protagonist didn’t throw the grenade, he would die. So as the protagonist threw it, he hoped it would scare the man and he would run away before the grenade exploded. Sadly, the
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