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In Black Widow (2021), Melina snatches photo album from Natasha, who is looking through it:

Natasha: Why you doing this?

Melina: Why does a mouse born in a cage run on that little wheel? Do you know I was cycled through the Red Room four times before you were even born? Those walls are all I know.

Why did Melina ask this question?

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    According to this meta post, this type of question is on topic for this site - scifi.meta.stackexchange.com/q/13923/153074
    – A.Steer
    Jul 15, 2023 at 6:59
  • I'm curious, why do you feel the need to pont that out? @A.Steer Jul 15, 2023 at 7:58
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    @JiminyCricket. On past experience if someone doesn't point out this kind of question is on topic it attracts close votes for being off-topic.
    – Jontia
    Jul 15, 2023 at 12:10

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This is more of an use of language question than sci-fi specific.

This is a rhetorical question.

noun.
a question asked in order to create a dramatic effect or to make a point rather than to get an answer.

The intent is to point out that Natasha's question has an obvious answer. Melina does this because it is all she knows.

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