Rite of Passage
The overall arc of this book is George Willard's maturation; the climax is when he finally leaves town. Unlike a novel that is driven along by external events and situations, this book has no specific occurrence that prompts him to leave. As a matter of fact, George appears to be the ideal citizen for Winesburg. as much as the various citizens seem to rely upon him as someone that they can tell then: stories to, he seems to need them equally, to feed his curiosity.
The way that he outgrows the town is developed indirectly, through the positive and...
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