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The Man-Moth

The Man-Moth

by Elizabeth Bishop

Fear Quotes

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Quote #1

He [...] nervously begins to scale the faces of the buildings. (11-13)

The Man-Moth clearly has some level of scruples, since scaling the face of buildings should definitely conjure up some anxiety.

Quote #2

He trembles, but he must investigate as high as he can climb. (16)

Folks don't usually tremble if they're just a little scared. This is bone-deep terror, and having no choice but to do it isn't helping much.

Quote #3

he climbs fearfully, thinking that this time he will manage (19)

What is he fearful of here? The task or succeeding at it?

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