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The final chapter exemplifies this, as it is the most interesting twist in the book's self-professed unstraightforward journey, and, given the space constraints of a single chapter, is circumscribed in its overview of ethical theory.
In part because of this unstraightforward relationship to being "American," he works to construct an American cultural identity, but his "America" refers to the New World, not just to the United States.
This state is always a negative one: female witnesses are overemphatic in verbal and emotional expression (being "prone to exaggeration," and "more emotional"); they are unstraightforward in thought and expression (being "evasive," and "facile and resourceful"); and they are unreasonably persistent in expression (being "tenacious").