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Can there be any description of any sort to help me understand the story "At Hiruharama" by Penelope Fitzgerald.

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Fitzgerald's short story is a challenge to understand because there are so many moving parts to it.  I think that one aspect which is evident is the idea of how there is struggle in this life.  Tanner struggles with helping his wife with the delivery, as she struggles in bringing life into this world.  There is struggle in the birth of the first child.  Then, there is additional struggle in the discarding of the second child in the afterbirth, and the doctor's saving this child....

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maryamakhlaq | Student

Thank you very much!!! I've got the hang of it!

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