Have you understood what event is being discussed by people in the 1st paragraph of the story?
The first paragraph of Cheever's story is detailing a discussion about a gathering or party the night before. It is significant in that it reflects a pervading attitude in the community. The midsummer Sunday, the afternoon, and the hangover effect is something common to many of the people in the community. The narrator talks about how this sentiment is present in...
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