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11. Modernist Portraits

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  • Students may find Anderson's spare tales confusing; their lack of narrative commentary and surprising plot developments might leave students wondering about "the point" of each story as well as the collection as a whole. You might start a class on these texts by addressing students' confusion, finding out what perplexed them about these characters' behavior, and asking them to speculate on what Anderson might be exploring in these plot twists. They will likely begin to notice that the three main characters have somehow been thwarted in the attainment of their desires and lash out in helpless protest against the restrictions in their lives.




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