People Like That Are the Only People Here by Marie Lorena Moore

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What do the characters in Moore’s story mean when they say“people like that are the only people here”?

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The intriguing title of the story is almost a direct quotation from the narrator's friend:

Everyone’s so friendly here. Is there someone in this place who isn’t doing all this airy, scripted optimism – or are people like that the only people here?

In this story within a story, "people like that" is a reference to the kind of folk you'd normally expect to see in a hospital setting: doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals cheerfully striving to remain optimistic in the face...

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