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Borges’s “Funes the Memorious”

In Borges’s “Funes the Memorious”, the narrator depicts Ireneo Funes as a stoic, solemn, and wise older man who, after being left paralyzed, sits and stares from his bedroom window. The narrator describes Funes’s face as “indian-like” which I think is his way of comparing his hard, stoic face to that of a Native American chief. He refers to him as “monumental as bronze” and paints a very dignified and grand picture of him when in reality, Funes is a teenage boy who was left crippled after a horse riding accident.


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