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True or false, Buddy takes his "friend" to the movies most Saturdays?

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chrisaubry | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted December 13, 2009 at 10:13 AM via web

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True or false, Buddy takes his "friend" to the movies most Saturdays?

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ladyvols1 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Senior Educator

Posted December 13, 2009 at 10:17 AM (Answer #1)

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In Truman Capote's "A Christmas Memory," his "friend" is an elderly cousin. Buddy tells the reader that they save their money all year to buy the ingredients to make fruitcakes. He says that the only time money is take out of the collection is when she give him a dime every Saturday so he can go to the movies. He asks her to go with him but she tells him that she doesn't want to waste her eyesight and that she would much rather hear him tell her the stories after he has seen the movie. They do the same ritual every year until he is sent away to school. The answer to your question would be false.

"At this time the narrator, grown now and relating the story in flashback, reveals more facts about his cousin. She has never seen a movie or eaten in a restaurant, but she knows how to tame hummingbirds, tell chilling ghost stories, and create elixirs to cure a variety of ills."

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jaxpi | Student , Grade 9 | Honors

Posted September 10, 2011 at 7:10 AM (Answer #2)

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False!!! His friend gives him money so he can go by himself.

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rozo711 | eNoter

Posted September 11, 2011 at 2:45 AM (Answer #3)

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false! his friend gives buddy the money so that he can go see the movie. then when he returns she asks buddy to tell her what happened. she claims to be saving her sight for when she see the lord (not the exact words but you get the point)

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