The Ship Breaker

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The Ship Breaker
By: Paolo Bacigalupi

1- Sadna pursed her lips. “Sometimes people have more will to live. Or you don’t hit them right and they don’t lose their blood fast enough. Sometimes they just don’t stop the way you want them to” (Page 174). My observations in this quote are you can’t just kill anyone; you have to kill them in their own certain way. You can’t just stop their life the way you want to and some people don’t lose their blood fast enough. My reactions in this quote are I was amazed and confused about how people died. I never knew that they have to die in their own way. My interpretation about the sentence “Or you don’t hit them right and they don’t lose their blood fast enough” is sometimes if you hit someone and you want them to die on that hit, it might not have ended up the way you wanted it to because there blood might not lose fast enough. Also, every person has a weak spot. If you might have possibly hit them in that spot, they might have not lost their blood that fast . I have 2 predictions in this quote. One of my predictions are it would be harder to kill anyone else because of their own blood and because of their own personality. I also predict that it would take hard speed, power, and strength to kill anyone else. My inner feeling about this quote is it would be intensely dangerous to risk your life trying to kill someone in their own way. I have one opinion about this quote. My opinion is you can’t always win in a fight even if you start first because according to the to the quote, it says “sometimes if you don’t hit them right they don’t lose their blood fast enough”. The opponent could have an advantage because if they don’t lose their blood fast enough, they could kill the other person in a matter of time. My question about this quote is what does it mean by “you can’t just kill anyone; you have to kill them in their own certain way”?

2- “What’s his problem?” Pima asked. Sadna shook her head. “Killing isn’t...
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