The Sisters: Summary and Analysis
Narrator: boy, 8–9 years old
Father Flynn (dead): boy’s mentor
Narrator’s Aunt and Uncle
Nannie and Eliza: priest’s elderly sisters
Old Cotter: family friend
This story is narrated by a young boy, probably about eight or nine, discussing the imminent death of Father Flynn, an older priest whom he has befriended. After three strokes, the priest is paralyzed, but the boy hesitates to ask for certain if he has died. His aunt, uncle, and a family friend discuss the priest’s odd habits, the friend adding that the priest might not be a good influence on a younger person. The boy takes offense at what he believes is a...
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