April 07, 2007

Juxtapostion

I came across this pair of sentences, consecutively, in a text I was reading. It struck me that the first might well apply to our own egalitarian culture...

A stranger looking only at attire could not tell which of a group of men is the most important and which is the least.

Much attire serves to protect a person's vulnerable spots from attack by ghosts.

But not the second.

From Grand Valley Dani by Karl Heider.

Posted by Ideofact at April 7, 2007 12:45 AM
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