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Analysis of the short story: The Sacrificial Egg. The sacrificial egg in the story is an analogy of Juliuss soul. Julius no longer believes in superstition and sacrifice because his education teaches him scientific evidence.
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The sacrificial egg in the story is an analogy of Julius's soul. Julius no longer believes in superstition and sacrifice because his education teaches him scientific evidence. People do sacrifice to hope a good life for themselves. The society sacrifices Julius' innocence to make him earn money for the company. Julius is the scapegoat that is sacrificed for money. When Julius breaks the egg, he forgets about it quickly. Similarly, the society neglects Julius feelings when he undergoes the loss of innocence. The sacrificial egg is made to pray for fortune, and people ignore whatever happens to the egg. As a scapegoat, Julius has to care the struggle by himself, and thus experience his loss of happiness, love and innocence.
The market represents the hollowness in Julius' heart. Due to the corruption of the society, Julius lost his innocence, which leads to his loneliness. The market is described to be clean and nice, but as the white people come to do business, the whole place becomes busy, crowded and dirty. Julius is like the market. Before his education helps him to find a job at the company, his mind and soul is unpolluted and innocent. After he
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