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Miriam

In Truman Capote's "Miriam," the clues that might show that Miriam is not real would include her characteristics and behaviors that make no sense. Miriam's hair sounds unusual. However, if young...

Latest answer posted November 8, 2011, 2:02 pm (UTC)

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It is very possible that the child Miriam is a figment of Mrs. Miller's imagination: Capote's own interpretation of the story is that she is. (An author's own interpretation of a story is not the...

Latest answer posted December 1, 2020, 2:48 pm (UTC)

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In identifying the presence of a doppelgänger in Truman Capote's "Miriam," we must define what a "doppelgänger" is. The eNotes definition is: In fiction, folklore, and popular culture, a...

Latest answer posted November 8, 2011, 12:47 pm (UTC)

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Most of the conflicts in Truman Capote's 1945 short story are internal; they take place in the mind of Miriam Miller. It is arguable that the intense loneliness she suffers after her husband's...

Latest answer posted April 5, 2020, 5:04 pm (UTC)

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First it is best to understand the term "psyche." It is defined below. …the psyche…refers to the forces in an individual that influence thought, behavior and personality. In Truman Capote's...

Latest answer posted November 8, 2011, 1:26 pm (UTC)

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