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The ending of Sherwood Anderson's "Hands," from his book Winesburg, Ohio, is ironic for a few reasons. Wing Biddlebaum, the main character, lives in fear due to a misunderstanding. As a younger man...

Latest answer posted October 2, 2018, 2:18 pm (UTC)

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In the story titled “Hands,” by Sherwood Anderson, the narrator several times comments that the story of Wing Biddlebaum is a story that only a poet could properly tell. What does the narrator...

Latest answer posted January 20, 2012, 6:12 am (UTC)

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There are no doubt a number of ways to answer your question about the story “Hands” from Sherwood Anderson’s book Winesberg, Ohio (1919). I'll give one answer, but I hope that you'll hear others...

Latest answer posted September 17, 2010, 1:15 am (UTC)

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The main conflict in the story stems from the fact that Wing Biddlebaum is different. He is a man who by nature expresses himself with his hands, and because of this, he is vilified and...

Latest answer posted February 5, 2009, 10:18 am (UTC)

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Ever since he was run out of his hometown, Wing Biddlebaum has been living in fear. He fears other people and his own hands. Wing doesn't understand the accusations that caused him to be run out of...

Latest answer posted May 15, 2020, 11:24 am (UTC)

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The richly-developed imagery in the scene of the first paragraph of Sherwood Anderson's "Hands" elegantly forecasts the themes to be developed later: loneliness, insecurity, decay, and a general...

Latest answer posted November 13, 2018, 10:25 pm (UTC)

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In Sherwood Anderson’s story “Hands,” a shy, eccentric, and elderly man nicknamed Wing Biddlebaum engages in conversations with a friendly teenager named George Willard. During these conversations,...

Latest answer posted January 20, 2012, 5:25 am (UTC)

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Sherwood Anderson’s short story titled “Hands” (included in his collection of stories titled Winesburg,Ohio) can be read as a warning against the dangers of judging others unfairly. The story...

Latest answer posted March 3, 2012, 7:40 am (UTC)

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Before we reflect directly on “Hands” by Sherwood Anderson, let's take a minute to talk about the “revolt from the village” motif. This refers to the attempt by some writers to look beneath the...

Latest answer posted August 24, 2021, 7:36 pm (UTC)

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"Playing" with a narrative suggests that the author is utilizing unusual methods to achieve an effect, and frequently this involves rejecting some of the typical guidelines for writing that we...

Latest answer posted September 11, 2014, 12:22 am (UTC)

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Naturalism can be thought of as a particular type of realism. Realism as a literary movement seeks to capture the lives of ordinary people, those who occupy the lower and middle classes. Because...

Latest answer posted May 8, 2020, 3:53 pm (UTC)

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Adolph Myers is very much an outsider in the remote Pennsylvania community in which he lives. Gentle, softly-spoken, and somewhat effeminate in his gestures, it's fair to say that he doesn't...

Latest answer posted November 5, 2020, 1:45 pm (UTC)

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It is significant the the source of the rumors that led to the disgrace and banishment of Adolph Myers, also known as Wing Biddlebaum, was "a half-witted boy of the school (who) became enamored of...

Latest answer posted May 20, 2010, 6:50 am (UTC)

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I think that in making the first confrontation between the town and Adolph Myers originate with the saloon keeper, the author is making a statement about hypocrisy. There is great irony in the fact...

Latest answer posted May 20, 2010, 9:25 am (UTC)

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Wing Biddlebaum, in reality the schoolteacher Adolph Myers, confronts the problem that his tendency to touch his students with his hands is misinterpreted as pedophilia. Because of false...

Latest answer posted October 10, 2021, 11:50 pm (UTC)

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As one of Sherwood Anderson's "grotesques", Wing Biddlebaum lives a life of isolation and silent desperation. As such, he belongs nowhere, neither to his hometown in Pennsylvania nor to...

Latest answer posted January 25, 2008, 4:59 pm (UTC)

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