Context is everything.
One man hands another a piece of paper, and after a moment, the second man draws an X on it.
Happens all the time. But the context is key.
The piece of paper has writing on it, that’s context.
The man who puts the X on it, he can’t read, important context.
This happening on a beach, that doesn’t sound important.
It being an African beach, a couple hundred years ago? Now that’s context you need to know.
An X being drawn is nothing.
A man tricked into slavery, that’s something.
That was his name, actually.