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5 years ago
I could not understand this paragraph meaning.
He might be out of jail at last, but the emotional taint of his
shameful months of captivity clung to him with a tenacity..that no amount of bathing could banish
I am referring to this
at last he out of jail. but he in shame of his taint.
But I am not exactly sure which meanings are correct in this context.
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Jun 4, 2018 at 20:23
In simple words: the guy is ashamed because he was imprisoned for months. He tried to bathe the shame out, but it didn't work. The phrase "emotional taint" is a metaphor representing the feeling of guilt that never really left him. It clung to him with tenacity, which means he couldn't get rid of it.
Jun 5, 2018 at 0:32
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