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But ten years was not really such a long time at all, and how was he to leave his passion behind when it went on living its own independent life, as tangible as the phantom limb he’d refused for so long to have denervated? (Guterson, ch. 30).

In the above statement made by Ishmael, what does the “phantom limb” symbolize?

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Ishmael’s war experience.


Ishmael’s love for Hatsue.


Ishmael’s attitude toward religion.


Ishmael’s hatred of Kabuo.


The expectation that Ishmael live up to his father’s reputation.

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