Out of Context

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Context distorts perception.

Context dis­torts per­cep­tion.

This is a scene from the nov­el A Road to Damascus, on which I’m putting the final pol­ish­ing touch­es before pub­li­ca­tion. Taken out of con­text, it gives a severe­ly dis­tort­ed impres­sion of the pow­er struc­ture between the two char­ac­ters. They are aware of that, and through­out the sto­ry exploit this slip­page between per­cep­tion and real­i­ty.

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