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middlesex book 1

I know many people have mentioned this, but one of the things that Professor Grobstein said that struck me was that biology is a story.  I have heard about the idea of stories being relevant beforehand, but this idea made me step back and look at this book differently.

In this book, Cal is telling about his biology through a story- as in how he ended up being who he is, with the chromosome mutation and what-not, he tells that through a story.  

As well, Lefty and Desdemona made up many stories, about their real relationship to each other, about their new relationship and how they "met", about their new histories.

So far, this book has revolved around stories, which just has cemented in my mind the idea that biology is a story.


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