DISCUSSION: The sentence starts at line 51. Our lives can’t properly be told as stories.
Nisa’s quote is intended to illustrate this. Few stories go like that. No one wants to read a novel about how people live somewhere and eat food. There’s no plot.
But that is how we live our lives. So our conceptions of stories and our actual lives don’t match.
- Nisa doesn’t seem to attach any special importance to the details in her story.
- CORRECT. Exactly. There’s no plot or story to what Nisa tells us. But it’s an accurate description of her life. This quote is an example of how our lives don’t fit into the conventions of stories.
- There’s nothing unpleasant in what the quote describes. This answer is trying to make you think of the second part of the second paragraph.
- There’s no story in what Nisa describes. Where’s the plot? Where are the characters?
- Nisa is just telling details. Shostak isn’t involved in the narrative in this short excerpt.
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