How to Read Literature like a Professor by Thomas C. Foster

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"The act of taking food into our bodies is so personal that we really only want to do it with people we're very comfortable with." Page 8

It is not that I don't exactly disagree with this statement, but at the same time I do. I do feel that in most situations in a book, it is going to be the case that the characters are going to be eating with people they know and only then feel comfortable with it. In certain circumstances though, I do not agree with this. In America it is unusual that someone would eat with strangers, but take the scenario to another country. If and author is writing for instance about an overpopulated country, I believe that the view would be a bit different. 


Juli Banda said:

You brought up an interesting point. I didn't think of other countries when reading this passage. They may see it in a different way compared to what we as Americans think. Maybe in some countries such as China that are overpopulated, eating with a stranger may be something they do everyday.

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