© 2015 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.

CHECK OUT SHMOOP'S FREE STUDY TOOLS: Essay Lab | Math Shack | Videos

Dangerous Astronomy

Dangerous Astronomy

  

by Sherman Alexie

 Table of Contents

Dangerous Astronomy Jealousy Quotes

How we cite our quotes: (Line)

Quote #4

A selfish father, I wanted to pull apart
My comfortable wife and son. […] (16-17)

One of the redeeming qualities of this speaker, even though he's a bit jealous, is his willingness to be honest about his feelings. At least he's up front, right? Instead of wallowing in his jealousy, these lines are a startling confession of how (awful) he felt watching his wife and son together in the room. It makes him sound even more human, which is the part we can relate to.

People who Shmooped this also Shmooped...

Advertisement
Noodle's College Search
Noodle's College Search
Advertisement
Advertisement