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Of Missing Persons

When Charley sees the pictures of cabins in the Verna brochure, what does he feel like he “knows”?

Jack Finney's short story "Of Missing Persons" describes the experience of a man named Charley who attempts to move to another planet called Verna with the help of a travel agency. When Charley...

Latest answer posted April 26, 2018 6:17 pm UTC

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Of Missing Persons

How can you characterize Charley in “Of Missing Persons” by Jack Finney?  

Charley, in "Of Missing Persons" by Jack Finney is a young man who lives life simply by putting one foot in front of the other, day after dreary day. Charley's life is one of drudgery and...

Latest answer posted September 25, 2010 2:56 am UTC

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Of Missing Persons

Explain why Charlie was unhappy in life.

Poor Charley Ewell is generally unhappy with his life. For one thing, he positively loathes his job as a bank teller. He's never made much money at the bank, and he's convinced he never will....

Latest answer posted December 9, 2018 12:03 pm UTC

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Of Missing Persons

Though Verna is supposedly light years away, the travel agent claims you can get there in a few seconds. What living...

The travel agent compares the proximity of Verna to Earth with the proximity of two apartment buildings. Building A has its entrance on Fifth Street, while Building B has its entrance on Sixth...

Latest answer posted April 27, 2018 3:49 pm UTC

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Of Missing Persons

According to the travel agent, what do a member of Lincoln’s cabinet, Ambrose Bierce, and Judge Crater all have in...

The travel agent suggests that each of these people is in some way associated with the faraway utopia of Verna. He says that the unnamed member of Lincoln's cabinet is in fact from Verna. He was...

Latest answer posted April 26, 2018 6:30 pm UTC

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Of Missing Persons

How long have the people of Verna been offering an opportunity to go to their planet?

Charley Ewell is at Acme Inc's branch office on West 42nd St, New York. As he flicks through a glossy brochure, he becomes more and more enamored of what he sees. "Enchanting" Verna looks just...

Latest answer posted June 5, 2018 12:55 pm UTC

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