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The Secret Miracle

The Secret Miracle


by Jorge Luis Borges

The Secret Miracle: It was all just a dream True or False

1. What is the secret miracle that God performs? -> For Jaromir, a year passes between the order to fire and the discharge of the rifles.
2. Why does Jaromir intentionally imagine horrific deaths in the days leading up to his execution? -> To desensitize himself from the inevitable
3. Who is the main character in the play that Jaromir is writing? -> Jaroslav Kubin
4. What genre is this story? -> Fantasy
5. What does the Nazi sergeant do in the 16 minutes before Jaromir's scheduled execution? -> Offers Jaromir a cigarette