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H. E. Bates

H. E. Bates's "The Ox" is a story that lingers disturbingly in the reader's mind because of the deprivation and the final quiet desperation of Mrs. Thurlow, a character who is tragically symbolized...

Latest answer posted June 23, 2017, 6:38 pm (UTC)

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H. E. Bates

The short story "Never" by H. E. Bates tells of a young woman named Nellie who decides to run away from home. She plans to take an evening train to London. Before she leaves, she considers the idea...

Latest answer posted February 25, 2020, 6:02 pm (UTC)

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H. E. Bates

The story centers around the experience of Henry, a disaffected and somewhat self-absorbed young man, on a trip with his parents' choir to a singing competition held at a large country house. Some...

Latest answer posted June 11, 2021, 1:33 pm (UTC)

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H. E. Bates

The answer is that Nellie never reaches her intended destination. In the story, Nellie wants to leave her village because she is tired of her humdrum existence. As a matter of practice, her daily...

Latest answer posted October 14, 2016, 7:49 pm (UTC)

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H. E. Bates

Since you asked multiple questions both times this question was posted, I have edited this question to pose the second question in your listing. The first question was answered in the other...

Latest answer posted September 14, 2013, 12:24 am (UTC)

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H. E. Bates

Mrs. Thurlow is a working-class woman who works from dawn to dusk cleaning other people's houses and hoarding as much money as she can. She does so with the expectation that it will help her two...

Latest answer posted August 17, 2021, 3:07 pm (UTC)

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H. E. Bates

H. E. Bates' "Never" tells the story of Nellie, a girl who despises her life enough to plan her escape. Although she makes the plan, Nellie is unable to escape. Nellie, after haphazardly packing...

Latest answer posted September 14, 2013, 5:19 pm (UTC)

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Nellie, the protagonist of H. E. BAtes' "Never," finds herself very unhappy with her life. She finds that she never does anything, that her life feels "dead, rotten," she hates everyone around her,...

Latest answer posted September 14, 2013, 4:40 pm (UTC)

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H. E. Bates

This short story provides a snapshot of how two unhappy people meet. Henry, the youth in the story, is with his parents as they travel with his father's choir group to a competition. Henry's...

Latest answer posted April 14, 2021, 8:33 pm (UTC)

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