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The Hour of the Star
The Hour of the Star
by Clarice Lispector
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The Hour of the Star Poverty Quotes Page 4

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She accepted a loan from Glória without having the faintest idea when she would be able to pay her back. This bold decision surprisingly encouraged her to make an even bolder decision (bang): since the money was on loan, she reasoned somewhat perversely, and was not strictly hers, then she was free to spend it. (5.367)

Oh, hey, look, it's the big problem of credit: it's easy to spend money if you feel like it's not really yours. She really goes all out with this loan, too, treating herself to a taxi ride, a visit to a fortuneteller, and—bang—a sudden and tragic death. Maybe she should have turned down that loan, after all.

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