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The Host

The Host


by Stephenie Meyer

Foreignness and The Other Quotes in The Host

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Quote #7

It brought to mind one of Melanie's memories: three puppies rolling on the grass, yapping furiously and baring their teeth as if their only desire was to rip out their brothers' throats. (37.12)

As an outsider, Wanda has a difficult time separating the human species from other mammals. The friendly fighting of Ian and Kyle confuses her even further. (We admit, watching brothers fight is a lot like watching puppies.)

Quote #8

"You!" Sharon spit, and then she launched herself from her crouch. Like a cat, she sprang at Jared, nails reaching for his face. (45.137)

Once again we see humans acting as animals. Here, Wanda describes Sharon as particularly animalistic. Wanda's outside perspective makes us wonder what other qualities we humans share with animals, and what sets us apart.

Quote #9

[Ian] laughed at the wrong parts, the parts that were supposed to be touching. (47.65)

Ian doesn't understand the souls' value for peace and cooperation. When Ian sees these values in their movies and TV shows, he thinks it's funny. Talk about culture gap.

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