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  • A Christmas Memory
    Generally the "primary interest" of a story is centered on the plot, character(s), theme(s), and so on. For the story "A Christmas Memory," I believe that a case could be made for each of those...

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    Buddy and his cousin wake up bright and early on Christmas morning, full of excitement. But they can't rush downstairs and open their presents just yet. First of all they need to sit down to...

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    Buddy and his friend go on more than two journeys away from the house, so I'll list more than only two outings. Most of the story is centered around the preparing, baking, and distributing of...

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    Buddy and his friend must overcome numerous obstacles as they make the fruitcakes they give as gifts each year. In Truman Capote’s story “A Christmas Memory” the friends must devise ingenious...

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    After they fly kites together on Christmas day, Buddy's friend has a revelation about the Lord in Truman Capote’s story “A Christmas Memory.” Buddy and his friend open presents with the rest...

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    In “A Christmas Memory” by Truman Capote, the rat terrier named Queenie symbolizes a number of ideas. The story is set in the poverty-stricken South, where Buddy and his cousin live in a house...

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    One of the main ideas in "A Christmas Memory" is that true goodness and kindness are often practiced by people who society deems as lesser or unfit. Buddy's "friend," as he calls her (and who is...

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    Truman Capote is known for powerful works of fiction and non-fiction, including his most famous investigative work In Cold Blood, which became a best seller. Capote's talent for observing sensory...

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  • A Christmas Memory
    In "A Christmas Memory," seven-year-old Buddy's best friend is his "sixty-something"-year-old distant cousin, a woman Buddy describes as "still a child." The implication is that she is unable to...

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    In his short story “A Christmas Memory,” Truman Capote appeals to the senses with his vivid, heartfelt descriptions. When Buddy and his cousin are in the kitchen shucking walnuts, Capote starts...

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  • A Christmas Memory
    This story recounts many detailed memories of Christmases Buddy spent with his elderly cousin Sook, and though he is describing one particular Christmas he often mentions that their activities are...

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    Without personal ties and experiences and feelings among them and the recipient of their fruit cakes, Buddy and his shy friend need not fear insults or cruelty if their gifts are rejected. Buddy's...

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  • A Christmas Memory
    There are two main characters in Truman Capote’s poignant short story “A Christmas Memory.” The first of whom is the adult narrator as he reminisces about Christmas when he was seven years...

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  • A Christmas Memory
    Buddy and his cousin provide invaluable things to each other during their friendship. Buddy provides a mirror to his cousin’s past. She lost her childhood friend named Buddy, therefore she calls...

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    The climax of Truman Capote’s short story “A Christmas Memory” occurs after the cousin says, "Buddy, the wind is blowing." The pair suffer through Christmas morning with the relatives, before...

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  • A Christmas Memory
    Buddy never names the people, presumably family members, that they live with. He refers to them at one point as "those who know best," and he also says at one point that they have control over...

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    Truman Capote describes his raw emotions at the end of his short story “A Christmas Memory.” He writes, “As if I expected to see, rather like hearts, a lost pair of kites hurrying toward...

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  • A Christmas Memory
    Buddy's cousin says this when the two are outside flying the kites they have given one another as Christmas gifts. The moment is tense and excited: "My, how foolish I am!" my friend cries,...

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    Buddy does not actually claim to regain anything at the end, but based on his feelings at the end and what we know of his memories, we could make the argument that he regains some of the value of...

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    Buddy’s friend, who is also his distant cousin, demonstrates her selfless nature in Truman Capote’s “A Christmas Memory." I makes her angry when she cannot give Buddy a bicycle. She would...

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  • A Christmas Memory
    In Truman Capote’s short story “A Christmas Memory” Buddy fondly remembers his cousin’s quirky personality, their undying devotion for each other, and the everyday adventures including...

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  • A Christmas Memory
    In Truman Capote’s “A Christmas Memory” Buddy is separated from his friend when the adults decide it would be best for him to attend military school. The unidentified adults, under the guise...

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    Truman Capote changes the tone of his nostalgic short story “A Christmas Memory” with two lines. “This is our last Christmas together.” “Life separates us.” These lines signal the end...

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    In Truman Capote’s short story “ A Christmas Memory” Buddy’s friend, who is also his distant cousin, includes him in all of her adventures. She is a simple woman who has limitations from a...

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  • A Christmas Memory
    Onomatopoeia are sounds that have been formulated into words. They are nonsensical in meaning but, when you read them out loud, the pronunciation causes you to recreate the noise that the author is...

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    In this short memoir piece, Truman Capote recalls his relationship with his elderly cousin with whom he lived as a child. Capote's mother committed suicide when he was young, and he was sent to...

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    In Truman Capote’s short story “A Christmas Memory” Buddy’s cousin/friend remains unnamed. This allows for Buddy to keep his memory of her personal and close to his heart. Her name is not...

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  • A Christmas Memory
    This beautifully written story is a memoir based upon events of Truman Capote's own childhood, when he was raised by an elderly relative after the suicide of his mother. He refers to her as his...

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    In Truman Capote’s “A Christmas Memory,” Buddy’s cousin has firm ideas about the attributes of their Christmas tree even before they cut it down. To make the tree special, she wants it to...

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  • A Christmas Memory
    His "friend," his cousin, has never done a great many things according to page four or five (depending on your edition): seen a movie eaten at a restaurant gone more than five miles away from her...

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    Buddy, the story's narrator (modeled upon Truman Capote himself, since this is a memoir of his own childhood), describes his cousin vividly and says she is "still a child." His physical...

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    At the end of the story, Buddy and his friend are separated when Buddy's family decides it is best if he goes off to military school. We discover this was the last Christmas that he and his friend...

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  • A Christmas Memory
    In Truman Capote’s short story “A Christmas Memory,” Buddy and his friend raise money to pay for the ingredients to make their annual Christmas fruitcakes. They do small jobs, enter contests,...

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    The narrator for this story is Buddy. Because he narrates the story in first person, he always uses "I" and "me," and not his actual name. His real name is not "Buddy." His cousin simply calls him...

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    In Truman Capote’s short story “A Christmas Memory” one can infer that Buddy’s cousin is childlike despite being a woman in her sixties. Capote writes of a lengthy childhood illness but...

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  • A Christmas Memory
    This short memoir contains a number of significant scenes that help to illuminate its purpose, which is capturing the essence of what Christmas was like for the author as a young boy. This story...

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    The mood of the story is controlled completely by the words of the narrator (Capote himself, since this is a memoir) who sets the scene for every action. The kitchen is where much of the action...

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    Buddy and his friend are very creative in how they earn money. Keep in mind one is only seven years old and the other is a hunched, timid woman in her sixties, so neither one has a job outside the...

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    There is not any one detail that adequately describes the setting. The story is set in and around a small home in the rural south during the 1930s and we know this over the course of reading the...

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    In Truman Capote’s short story “A Christmas Memory,” Buddy and his cousin save money all year for their “Fruitcake Fund.” Each year they make fruitcakes to send to mere acquaintances and...

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  • A Christmas Memory
    In this semi autobiographical short story by Truman Capote, the character of Buddy is meant to represent Capote himself. "Sook" is the name given to his elderly cousin. Buddy describes the...

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    In Truman Capote’s “A Christmas Memory” he ends the story with these words, That is why, walking across a school campus on this particular December morning, I keep searching the sky. As if I...

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  • A Christmas Memory
    In Truman Capote’s short story, “A Christmas Memory,” Buddy’s best friend is actually a distant cousin who lives in the same family home that he does. In spite of their age difference,...

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  • A Christmas Memory
    As you read Truman Capote’s retrospective short story “A Christmas Memory,” you will find an adult Buddy looking back at his life as a seven year old child. As a child, Buddy is a...

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    In Truman Capote’s “A Christmas Memory,” Buddy’s cousin spends the evening in tears after relatives find the pair drinking a small bit of leftover whiskey from making the fruitcakes. As...

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    Each year Buddy and his friend make fruitcakes for those who have shown them a small kindness, people who they are not well acquainted with, such as the President. The pair makes the cakes for...

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    Throughout this story, which is a semi-autobiographical portrait of Truman Capote's own childhood, the reader is given suggestions that Buddy's cousin Sook is like a child. In the third paragraph,...

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  • A Christmas Memory
    From the very beginning the mood is nostalgic, comforting, and even happy. Nostalgic: we know this is a memory. The narrator says, :"Imagine a morning..." and "The person to whom she is speaking is...

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    Buddy is narrating the story, although that is not his real name. We never find that out. His friend calls him Buddy because she used to have a best friend with that same name, but he died in the...

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  • A Christmas Memory
    In Truman Capote’s, “A Christmas Memory” Buddy and his cousin, who is his best friend, make Christmas fruitcakes for a number of acquaintances. In order to soak the cakes in whiskey they...

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