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A Mother in Mannville

Jerry is an orphan, and so it's inevitable that he keenly feels the lack of a mother. That being the case, it's understandable that he should lie about having one. He's using his rich, vivid...

Latest answer posted March 18, 2019, 7:32 am (UTC)

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A Mother in Mannville

In Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings's short story, "A Mother in Mannville," Jerry is hardworking, trustworthy, and imaginative. Jerry is an orphan who lives at the orphanage where the narrator rents a...

Latest answer posted October 16, 2016, 4:17 am (UTC)

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The characters in the short story "A Mother in Mannville," by Marjorie Rawlings are the narrator, Jerry, the narrator's pointer dog, and Miss Clark from the orphanage. The narrator is a writer....

Latest answer posted September 28, 2016, 2:36 am (UTC)

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A Mother in Mannville

The narrator in "A Mother in Mannville" by Marjorie K. Rawlings, describes Jerry as a boy with integrity. She describes it: "My father had it--there is another of whom I am almost sure--but almost...

Latest answer posted November 14, 2015, 11:07 pm (UTC)

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The reader must make an inference as to how the narrator feels about Jerry lying in Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings short story "A Mother in Mannville." The narrator doesn't find out the truth until the...

Latest answer posted September 29, 2016, 12:41 am (UTC)

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A Mother in Mannville

In Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings' short story "A Mother in Mannville," the narrator recounts her relationship with Jerry, a young boy from the orphanage near where she rents a cabin for a time. Rawlings...

Latest answer posted October 4, 2016, 1:53 am (UTC)

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A Mother in Mannville

The narrator's first impressions of Jerry are none too encouraging. He comes across as such a slight, scrawny creature—certainly not someone you'd think would be any good at chopping wood. Yet when...

Latest answer posted March 15, 2019, 12:22 pm (UTC)

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A Mother in Mannville

The first thing that attracts me to this story is the beautifully descriptive language Rawlings uses. She describes the Carolina mountains in such detail that I feel like I've been there. Below is...

Latest answer posted September 28, 2016, 2:07 am (UTC)

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A Mother in Mannville

The short story "A Mother in Mannville" is narrated by a writer who has gone to a remote location in the Carolina mountains to work on a story. The cabin she rents is on the property of an...

Latest answer posted November 5, 2020, 3:20 am (UTC)

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Before the narrator leaves the cottage, she drops off her cabin key and some money for her electric bill to Miss Clark. During the short visit, she asks Miss Clark if she will summon Jerry so that...

Latest answer posted September 10, 2015, 6:01 pm (UTC)

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The narrator is initially impressed by Jerry's work ethic. Even though he is a small orphan boy, he is able to chop firewood like a man. He proves his trustworthiness in the hard work he executes...

Latest answer posted June 28, 2019, 8:02 pm (UTC)

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There is nothing directly stated in Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings's short story "A Mother in Mannville" that Jerry wants to buy for himself. He tells the narrator that he wants to buy a pair of white...

Latest answer posted September 28, 2016, 9:32 pm (UTC)

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A Mother in Mannville

In Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings' short story "A Mother in Mannville," readers learn a great deal about Jerry from his actions or the way he behaves. 1. He is hardworking. There is evidence for this in...

Latest answer posted September 29, 2016, 9:37 pm (UTC)

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A Mother in Mannville

A Mother in Mannville by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings is a story of a narrator who rents a cabin in the Carolina mountains to write in peace and quiet; she also appears to be native to the region and...

Latest answer posted August 30, 2015, 11:59 am (UTC)

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A Mother in Mannville

The short story "A Mother in Mannville" follows the narrator as she meets a young man named Jerry who claims to be receiving gifts from his mother, who has gone away and left him at the orphanage....

Latest answer posted October 25, 2016, 2:29 pm (UTC)

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The story does not make it explicitly clear why the dog doesn't bark at Jerry the first time he approaches the cottage. The reader can interpret it as foreshadowing, however. When dogs that...

Latest answer posted September 25, 2019, 4:57 pm (UTC)

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In Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings short story, "A Mother in Mannville," the only thing that Jerry has that other boys at the orphanage don't have is a relationship with the narrator and her dog, Pat. In...

Latest answer posted September 29, 2016, 3:30 pm (UTC)

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A Mother in Mannville

In Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings short story "A Mother in Mannville," what impresses the narrator the most about Jerry is his integrity. This is stated in the following quote: "His name was Jerry; he...

Latest answer posted September 29, 2016, 12:21 am (UTC)

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Author Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings never reveals the last name of the young orphan boy, Jerry, in her short story "A Mother in Mannville." Marjorie comes to appreciate Jerry's tireless work around her...

Latest answer posted May 22, 2012, 6:14 pm (UTC)

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The word "texture" in paragraph 20 of "A Mother in Mannville," by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, is used to describe Jerry's wood chopping. The first two lines of the paragraph read, At daylight I was...

Latest answer posted August 21, 2018, 1:57 am (UTC)

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One can safely infer that the narrator is planning on going to Mexico in order to write. She is, after all, a writer, and in the story she's headed up to a remote cottage in the Carolina Mountains...

Latest answer posted December 27, 2019, 11:30 am (UTC)

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