Look Homeward, Angel Questions and Answers

Look Homeward, Angel

The “angel” in the title of Thomas Wolfe’s novel refers both to a statue and to the idea of the dead observing the living. In the novel, the W. O. Gant family are stonecutters, as was Wolfe’s own...

Latest answer posted February 26, 2019, 7:48 pm (UTC)

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Look Homeward, Angel

You Can't Go Home Again is the name of a novel by Thomas Wolfe. This has always reminded me of a saying from Heraclitus: "It is impossible to step into the same river twice." When you step into a...

Latest answer posted May 2, 2009, 5:18 am (UTC)

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Look Homeward, Angel

Look Homeward, Angel traces the romantic journey of Eugene Gant from his early childhood, when he realizes that his thirst for knowledge sets him apart from his family and peers. Even from a young...

Latest answer posted May 26, 2020, 8:38 pm (UTC)

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Look Homeward, Angel

Eugene, the protagonist of this novel, has many features of the Romantic hero. The Romantic hero was not a warrior or a political leader as was the Classical hero but a sensitive, precocious,...

Latest answer posted December 21, 2017, 1:25 pm (UTC)

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Look Homeward, Angel

The principal character named Gant is Eugene Gant, the protagonist. However, it is his father who is most often referred to by just the last name. Many other members of this family are involved in...

Latest answer posted October 12, 2018, 8:39 pm (UTC)

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Look Homeward, Angel

Look Homeward, Angel by Thomas Wolfe is a long, sprawling, semi-autobiographical novel that portrays the daily life, thoughts, and character formation of its protagonist, Eugene Gant. The novel...

Latest answer posted January 23, 2016, 8:05 pm (UTC)

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