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The Heart is a Lonely Hunter

The Heart is a Lonely Hunter

by Carson McCullers

Language and Communication Quotes Page 5

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Quote #13

Her eyes looked slowly around her – at the streaked red-and-white clay of the ditch, at a broken whiskey bottle, at a pine tree across from them with a sign advertising for a man for county sheriff. She wanted to sit quiet for a long time and not think and not say a word. (2.11.119)

In this passage, Mick wants to erase communication altogether. Not only does she not want to speak – she doesn't even want to think. Of course we're sure her mind is reeling after her experience with Harry, but making those thoughts coherent probably seems impossible.

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