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  1. Chp.1 pg.3 ”he was no longer scared of what tomorrow might bring, because yesterday had brought it.”
    Chp.3 pg.78 ”Gods die. And when they truly die they are mourned and unremembered. Ideas are more difficult to kill than people, but they can be killed, in the end”.

    Gilla

    1. First quote: He wasn’t scared of what to come anymore because he has already lived through though times.

      Second quote: The ideas of human lives on even after life for example the high paced passing football played today was invented by Johan Cruyff whom ideas were passed on even after death.

      Gilla

  2. pg.45 ”THE ONLY WOMAN I HAVE EVER LOVED WAS ANOTHER MAN’S WIFE…… MY MOTHER!”

    pg.15 ”Do your own time. Get out. Get home. Have a long hot bath. Tell Laura you love her. Rebuild a life.”

    First quote: He didn’t seem to have that great of a romantic life so the text on his shirt is more ironic and only tells other people that he have never loved someone or never had a relationship.

    Second quote: The one and only meaning that he used to keep him self of not losing hope and always believe that after Shadow have done his time he will live a normal life again, he will rebuild it again.

    Gilla

  3. ”The best thing – in Shadow’s opinion, perhaps the only good thing – about being in prison was a feeling of relief. The feeling that he’d plunged as low as he could plunge and he’d hit bottom… He did not awake in prison with a feeling of dread; he was no longer scared of what tomorrow might bring, because yesterday had brought it.”

    I have chosen this quote because I think it shows the insecure life that the Americans live and how fast things can go downhill. Life can be really good or really bad and there is not much in between. He had a job and a stable living but in this case Shadow had hit the lowest point in his life.

    Until then, I’ll work for you.”
    Wednesday grinned. His smiles were strange things, Shadow decided. They contained no shred of humor, no happiness, no mirth. Wednesday looked like he had learned to smile from a manual.
    ”Very good,” he said. ”Then we have a compact. And we are agreed.”

    I think this quote shows the fantasy in this novel. I may have gotten influenced by the title but I expect the novel to deal gods and mythical creatures and it just hit me how Shadow might just have made a pact with the Devil.

    Gilla

  4. First text seminar:
    Quote 1 page 3:
    ”He was no longer scared of what tomorrow bring, because yesterday brought it”

    Comment:
    This quote tells us that this man, Shadow, is brave, doesn’t fear death and he know what tomorrow will bring because he have been through the same thing yesterday, for instance crow fight. This quote shows also the life that the American’s live. The American life can be sometimes good and sometimes really bad for the Americans.

    Why I chose this quote was because I wanted to describe about the main character’s characteristics and how it connect to the American’s life.
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    Quote 2 page 39:
    ”These are gods who have been forgotten and now might as well be dead. They can be found in dry histories. They are gone, all gone, but their name and their images remain with us.”

    Comment:
    This quote tells us that religion is dead because people don’t know if there is a god or not and there isn’t proof that god is real. ”They can only be found in dry histories”. It means like you can only hear stories about them and who they are, but not see them. Except know their name and images. This connect to our life as well. Like for instance Christianity. Christianity was really popular in Sweden for couple years ago, like in 1700-1800 centuries but time went and people starting to understand that there’s no god in the world except life and peace. That’s what I think.

    Why I chose this quote was because I wanted to show you guys what Neil Gaiman had thought when he wrote this sentence about god and religion in our world.
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    Gilla

  5. Quote 1: ”You do your own time in prison. You don’t do anyone else’s time for them.”

    I feel like this quote shows how our protagonist, Shadow, feels about his situation. People tend to make trouble in prisons, and if you make sure you’re not involved, you wont get in trouble.
    ”You do your own time.” If you keep to yourself and stay out of trouble, the sooner you will be able to get out of there.

    Quote 2: ”Information and knowledge: two currencies that have never gone out of style.”

    I feel like this quote talks about how mankind always has a thirst for information and knowledge. And in certain professions it is, literally, a form of currency.

    Gilla

  6. ”You’re the first strange woman I’ve spoken to, in the flesh, in three years”

    Shadow has just been released from the prison and this is the first strange woman he speaks to in three years. It’s a very big moment for Shadow but the woman has no idea, it’s just another customer that she’s helping. People might have thoughts or moments about all around you, but you have no way of knowing.

    ”Good news, we are letting you out early, bad news, your wife is dead. He laughed as if it was genuinely funny. Shadow said nothing at all.”

    Shadow didn’t react at all when he found out that his wife was dead. The news just made him numb. I can understand him. When you get horrific news you don’t know how to behave. Should you laugh or cry? Should you scream or be quiet? The news turns Shadow, shortly, in to a robot who can’t think or act, he can only follow orders.

    Gilla

  7. Chp.1 pg.3 ”he was no longer scared of what tomorrow might bring, because yesterday had brought it.”
    First quote: He has already been through tough times so whatever tomorrow brings he could deal with it.

    Chp 3 pg 77. ”These are gods who have been forgotten, and now might as well be dead.”
    Second quote: He thought about mighty and loved people who faded in the masses of the society. Whose names and acts are now unknown by the new generations but will remain forever in the older ones.

    Gilla

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