What It Means To Say Phoenix Arizona Analysis

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Faced with the past becoming the present, can you right your biggest wrongs? In the story “What it Means to Say Phoenix, Arizona”, Victor is faced with that very situation. He has to choose between taking Thomas with him or avoiding a potentially uncomfortable situation. Under normal circumstances, the choice would be easy, but Thomas is the only person on the reservation who has the money to help him out. Victor feels regret for the way he treated Thomas in the past, especially the fistfight that destroyed their friendship. Throughout the story, Victor has shown that he feels guilty for what happened, even going so far as to try to turn Thomas’s help down by saying “I can’t take your money. I mean, I haven’t hardly talked to you in years.
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