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What is interesting about the way Steinback refers to the intruder? why does he do this?

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Steinbeck refers to the intruder in a way in which we know that the intruder isn't a stranger. The description leaves us feeling that Kino and his family suffer something worse than intrusion.... they suffer a loss of faith in their neighbors. The intruder signifies and supports Kino's fear.... of everyone.


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