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Old Woman Magoun

The bridge in Mary Wilkins's short story is symbolic of the connection of the protective world which Old Woman has created for her granddaughter with the naturalistic world in which Lily's...

Latest answer posted January 15, 2015 10:24 pm UTC

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The doll that Lily carries around is representative of her innocence and perpetual state of childhood, one that, in a way that is simultaneously tragic and merciful, she will never leave behind....

Latest answer posted February 27, 2020 11:20 am UTC

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Old Woman Magoun

The setting of "Old Woman Magoun" is an isolated mountain settlement in the early 1900s. A description is given at the opening of the story: The hamlet of Barry's Ford is situated in a sort of...

Latest answer posted March 23, 2019 5:00 pm UTC

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Old Woman Magoun

This is a very poignant question given the Naturalistic perspective by which the story was written. Typical Naturalistic pieces exemplified the importance of "man as a beast", or animalistic...

Latest answer posted July 8, 2011 6:07 am UTC

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Old Woman Magoun

In the story "Old Woman Magoun", the importance of the story lies in the fact that the piece is a part of Naturalistic literature. Naturalists believed that an animal lived in every man (or woman),...

Latest answer posted July 8, 2011 5:01 am UTC

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