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  • George In The Short Story
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    Does an artist create a masterpiece without a source of inspiration Does an architect construct a building without first looking at a blueprint As with all great minds, writers also need a source of inspiration or a "Blueprint" for their literature. In the short story, "The Truth About George", author P.G. Wodehouse uses his own life experiences as a blueprint for creating George and the other characters in the story. There are influences from Wodehouse's childhood and his formative years in "Th...
  • Relationship Between Martha And George Edward Albee
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    The Relationship Between Martha and George Edward Albee was an American playwright producer and director. He was born on March 12, 1928 probably in Virginia. He was adopted at an early age, which influenced him to write about characters that are different. His writings were characterized by realism; fidelity to life as perceived and experienced, and were considered to be absurd dramas. Albee, in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? , portrays a primitive sex struggle between a middle aged couple; the...
  • George's Adolescent Receptivity To The Grotesques
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    The figures of Winesburg, Ohio usually personify a condition of psychic deformity which is the consequence of some crucial failure in their lives. Misogyny, inarticulateness, frigidity, God-infatuation, homosexuality, drunkenness these are symptoms of their recoil from the regularities of human intercourse and sometimes of their substitute gratifications in inanimate objects, as with the unloved Alice Hindman who "because it was her own, could not bear to have anyone touch the furniture of her r...
  • Feeling Of Isolation In The Small Town
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    In 1919, Sherwood Anderson composed his work Winesburg Ohio, which depicts the inner lives of small-town America. Anderson's fascination to explore what's beneath the surface of human lives results in another story in 1933 called "Death In The Woods". These two works, incidentally, share a common theme of isolation. The characters in these works, are portrayed as "grotesques" or people who live their lives by one truth, thus living a life of falsehood and isolation from the rest of the world. Th...
  • Their Truths To George
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    Sherwood Anderson begins the book Winesburg, Ohio with "The Book of Grotesque". The short story introduces the idea that people take vague thoughts, or many vague thoughts and change them into truths they live by. The people who do this are called grotesques. Another story in the book ends with Doctor Parcival explaining to George Willard that he believes that everyone in the world is Christ and we are all crucified. People are crucified because of their truths and other's misconceptions of them...

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