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The Garden of Forking Paths

The Garden of Forking Paths

by Jorge Luis Borges

Fate and Free Will Quotes

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Quote #10

In the black and yellow garden there was only a single man, but this man was as strong as a statue and this man was walking up the path and he was Captain Richard Madden.
"The future exists now," I replied. (60-61)

Captain Madden's arrival is described in such a way as to make him seem like the manifestation of a looming destiny. Notice the repetition of the words "this man"– his presence is as undeniable and immutable as a statue.

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