Devour

Devour (verb) :¬†¬†To eat up greedily or ravenously;¬†devoured¬†the turkey and mashed potatoes¬† ¬† To use up or destroy as if by eating;¬†We are¬†devouring¬†the world’s resources.

The Shawl by Cynthia Ozick¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† “And The time that Stella said “Aryan” it sounded to Rosa as is Stella had really said ‘Let us devour her’ ”

Rose had a daughter named Magda and her niece’s name was Stella, They were very hungry¬†and they cant even step an inch¬†from the line if they do the soldiers would shoot them. Therefore, Magla is a baby¬†who is covered by the shawl and¬†Stella¬†is a very young girl who tries to survive and she knows that Magla won’t last long in this condition and she is jealous¬†by how Magla comfortable¬†covered by the shawl. Therefore, when Stella just says “Aryan” Rose hears is as “let us eat her” and gets scared to sacrifice¬†her child.

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