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Old School

In Tobias Wolff's Old School, Dean Makepeace resigns because of a guilty conscience. For years, the Dean does not dismiss the impression that he knows the famous writer, Ernest Hemingway.This...

Latest answer posted November 3, 2015 9:55 pm UTC

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Old School

Both the narrator and Dean Makepeace have things about them that others believe which aren't true. For the narrator, it's that he wrote a piece that won the Hemingway prize. For Makepeace, it's...

Latest answer posted October 31, 2018 6:21 pm UTC

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Old School

The prep school that the narrator attends, though unnamed, shares many of the features of elite educational institutions both then and now. The school is steeped in one form of snobbery or another....

Latest answer posted November 27, 2017 1:58 pm UTC

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Old School

To dissemble is to speak without telling the truth, which sometimes entails lying and sometimes instead entails a creative set of strategies aimed at simply avoiding the honest truth. The narrator...

Latest answer posted August 22, 2015 5:55 pm UTC

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