George and Hazel, his wife, witness Why cannot George an Hazel remember they are sad after witnessing their son died on TV?

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Revision: From the very beginning of the story George and Hazel lead lives that are passive and acquiescent, lacking emotional capacity. They speak in platitudes, which by definition lack emotional depth and commitment, such as such as when the television announcer cannot deliver a news bulletin because he—“like all announcers”—has a serious speech impediment, Hazel’s response is, “he tried. That’s the big thing.” If a person does not have a emotional response to a situation, she cannot remember it for there is nothing to attach the event to her memory. They forget the entire scene about Harrison almost as soon as they...

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The question should be: Why can't George and his wife, Hazel, remember why they are sad after witnessing their son die on TV?

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