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Mr. Tuck - Koye Oyediji

It is likely the author chose the word “lapping” to describe the way the uncle ate his “egusi soup with a ball of ground rice in his hand” (lines 7-8) to


emphasize the uncle’s lack of dignity.


reveal the uncle’s over prioritization of sensual experience.


posit that despite the uncle’s identification with Rochester, his culture was Nigerian.


suggest the uncle did not enjoy the food he ate in his own home as thoroughly.


proffer the uncle should be more fully assimilated into American culture.

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