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What is the summary of story 'A Man Who Had No Eyes' by MacKinlay Kantor and do you...

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sobiaramzan | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted March 3, 2010 at 5:07 AM via web

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What is the summary of story 'A Man Who Had No Eyes' by MacKinlay Kantor and do you think in this story Mr Parson is blind too?

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted March 3, 2010 at 5:11 AM (Answer #1)

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It says right there in  the story that Mr. Parsons is blind.  It is the last line of the story "So am I."

The basic plot of the story is that Parsons is leaving his office building when a man comes up to ask him for money.  The beggar is a blind man.  The beggar (his name is Markwardt) tries to get Parsons' sympathy by telling the story of how he became blind.

In his story, he blames a coworker for climbing over him in the rush to escape the accident that blinded him.  It is at this point that Parsons protests -- he was the coworker and Markwardt climbed over him.  Now they are both blind.

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