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Editha

When Editha goes to visit George's mother after his death in the war, she tells the old woman that she would rather have died herself than send George to war to die. She starts to say that she...

Latest answer posted June 28, 2009, 3:56 pm (UTC)

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Editha’s mother is angry between Editha, the speaker, wanted George to go to war because she did not really understand what war meant. When George’s mother says, “When you sent him you didn't...

Latest answer posted September 21, 2012, 12:13 am (UTC)

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Editha is a rather naive young lady who doesn't appear to know much about the world around her. She gets most of her opinions from the scurrilous newspapers that peddle a daily diet of jingoism and...

Latest answer posted November 28, 2018, 8:02 am (UTC)

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There's a great example of symbolism when Editha gives George a tall, cloudy glass of lemonade, which he quickly gulps down. One could argue that the cloudy drink symbolizes the ignorance of many...

Latest answer posted February 5, 2019, 7:32 am (UTC)

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“Editha” by William Dean Howells presents an unnusual character. The omniscient third person narrator follows Editha through various moments that reveal her character as one who does not...

Latest answer posted October 8, 2012, 12:32 am (UTC)

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William Dean Howells in his story “Editha” creates a character that sees life through those clichéd “rose-colored glasses.” The story written in 1905 concerns the topic and theme of war [in this...

Latest answer posted October 6, 2012, 4:47 pm (UTC)

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In William Dean Howells's short story "Editha," the titular character Editha is a woman who has fallen prey to sensationalist war propaganda. As a result, she glorifies and romanticizes war,...

Latest answer posted March 21, 2018, 8:07 pm (UTC)

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In "Editha," you could argue that Editha is an allegory for those in America who believed that if the United States fought in a war, they must be fighting for a glorious cause. Editha is so caught...

Latest answer posted January 29, 2013, 8:21 pm (UTC)

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A libation is a drink poured out as an offering to a deity. It was a popular practice in Ancient Greece where people regularly poured libations to the gods as part of religious rituals. In...

Latest answer posted February 14, 2019, 7:04 am (UTC)

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William Dean Howells is, most certainly, a realist writer. Realist writers, or writers of Realism, focus upon the realities of life in the lives of the Everyman. (The Everyman, on a side note,...

Latest answer posted October 8, 2018, 11:01 pm (UTC)

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I've gone back to read the story again. I think George has lost respect for himself because by enlisting he is going against his own strong principles--how he was raised and everything he really...

Latest answer posted June 30, 2009, 10:10 pm (UTC)

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Check the link below for information about the themes of this story, which primarily revolve around the issue of war, particularly the Spanish-American War. Good luck!

Latest answer posted March 16, 2008, 2:27 am (UTC)

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Editha's last name is Balcom. Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Balcom, also are characters in the story. Although the primary conflict is between Editha and her fiancé, George Gearson, both her parents'...

Latest answer posted January 28, 2019, 5:54 am (UTC)

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One way in which Howells unmasks the conventional ideas of heroism in Editha is through suggesting that socially accepted conventions of valor might not be valid. Essentially, Editha believes that...

Latest answer posted October 4, 2013, 10:46 am (UTC)

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