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Age of Iron

Age of Iron


by J.M. Coetzee

Age of Iron Rules and Order Quotes

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Quote #10

"I don't want my things back in the end. I want them back now. They are mine. They are private."

He shook his head. "This is not private, Mrs. Curren. You know that. Nothing is private anymore." (3.734-735)

This moment reminds us of Mrs. Curren's traditional attitudes about the home. She firmly believes that what's hers is private. The officer has no problem telling her that things work differently now – tough cookie, the rules have changed!

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