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What Does Henry Dobbins Say 'Dance Right'?

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“All right then,” Henry Dobbins said, “Dance right.” (p. 130)

This quote is from the chapter “Style”. This story is about young girl dancing after her entire family has been killed. Azar is fixating on “why" she just dances and the meaning, while Dobbins points out that there is no meaning, she is just dancing. The dancing girl is symbolic of this meaninglessness. Henry Dobbins feels obligated to respect the dance of the young girl, even if it did not have a meaning. He can still see that there is a right and wrong way to dance. What he means is dance the way one feels, not with some lying mockery, and he insists Azar respect that.
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