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Answered a Question in The Grapes of Wrath
Grampa dies as the Joad family travels to California in John Steinbeck's 'The Grapes of Wrath'. On one of the family's stops, they meet the Wilson family. As Grampa exits the truck, Sairy Wilson...
Answered a Question in Killings
Both "Killings" by Andre Dubus and "A Rose for Emily" by William Faulkner focus on premeditated murders. In "Killings", Matt Fowler kills the man who has shot his son. Fowler's friend Willis...
Answered a Question in A Summer Tragedy
Jeff and Jennie Patton are the main characters in Arna Bontemps' "A Summer Tragedy." Jeff and Jennie are an elderly black couple. Jennie is blind, Jeff has had a stroke, and both are declining...
Answered a Question in A Good Man Is Hard to Find
Each character has different motivations in Flannery O'Connor's "A Good Man Is Hard to Find." These differences become clear as three generations of one family set off on vacation together. The...
Answered a Question in Wild Nights—Wild Nights!
In Emily Dickinson's "Wild Nights—Wild Nights!", the speaker expresses the loneliness of having no one to love. The poem contrasts the speaker's desire with its fulfillment. Without a lover, the...
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