Bret Harte

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Gambling Motif

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The gambling motif is used throughout the story to develop the theme of man's inability to affect his fate. Which of the following gambling quotes reference this theme?

Select ALL that apply.

A

"With him, life was at best an uncertain game."

B

"Mr. Oakhurst did not drink. It interfered with a profession which required coolness, impassiveness, and presence of mind."

C

"All you know about [luck] for certain is that it is bound to change. And it's finding out when it's going to change that makes you."

D

"Mr. Oakhurst settled himself coolly to the losing game before him."

E

"He had met him some months before over a 'little game,' and had, with perfect equanimity, won the entire fortune."