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Question 6 The Lost Salt Gift of Blood reveals Macleods repeated concern with several aspects of the human condition Discuss these aspects by referring two or three of these stories in the collection What makes a man a man or a woman a woman In everyday life people are faced with different aspects of what keeps their lives in a continuous motionchoice freedom alienation exile love and death Of course there are hundreds more that may bring about conflicts or even resolutions in ones life but these aspects contribute to making a person who they are In The Lost Salt Gift of Blood there is a strong reoccurrence of these themes and aspects tied throughout all of the stories Alistair Macleod has made this novel very significant in that all people can associate with at least one of these aspects Throughout a few of these short stories these aspects play a vital role in interpreting the complex elements within it There is a strong importance in the incorporation of the different aspects of the human condition into these storiesespecially choices and alienation and it is critical to note how they relate to the storyline One of the most important aspects in a persons life is choice Thomas S Monson once said Choose your love Love your choice It is important to make these decisions in life and it is also important to make sure that satisfaction will come with that choice People make these choices in order to fulfill their lives and make it meaningful Once they have made that decision it is crucial to move on and look forward because there is nothing a person can do to change the past In The Lost Salt Gift of Blood Alistair Macleod has incorporated the aspect of choice into almost every one of the stories in the
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