Respectability by Sherwood Anderson

In Respectability by Sherwood Anderson we have the theme of resentment, letting go, fidelity, trust, respectability, isolation, loneliness and forgiveness. Taken from his Winesburg, Ohio collection the story is narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator and from the beginning of the story the reader realises how symbolically important the narrator’s physical description of Wash Williams is. It […]

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Brothers by Sherwood Anderson

In Brothers by Sherwood Anderson we have the theme of connection, loneliness, escape, paralysis and change. Taken from his The Triumph of the Egg and Other Stories collection the story is narrated in the first person by an unnamed narrator and after reading the story the reader realises that Anderson may be exploring the theme of connection. Out of all […]

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War by Sherwood Anderson

In War by Sherwood Anderson we have the theme of conflict, change, determination, appearance, connection and control. Taken from his The Triumph of the Egg and Other Stories collection the story is narrated in the first person by an unnamed narrator and after reading the story the reader realises that Anderson may be exploring the theme of determination. Not only […]

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Loneliness by Sherwood Anderson

In Loneliness by Sherwood Anderson we have the theme of paralysis, letting go, insecurity, control, freedom, loneliness and connection. Taken from his Winesburg, Ohio collection the story is narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator and after reading the story the reader realises that Anderson may be exploring the theme of paralysis. Not only has Enoch ended up […]

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Departure by Sherwood Anderson

In Departure by Sherwood Anderson we have the theme of growth, paralysis, change and hope. Taken from his Winesburg, Ohio collection the story is narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator and from the beginning of the story the reader realises that Anderson may be exploring the theme of growth. By describing the young tree leaves as ‘just coming […]

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The Teacher by Sherwood Anderson

In The Teacher by Sherwood Anderson we have the theme of confusion, passion, change, escape, loneliness, conflict, control and paralysis. Taken from his Winesburg, Ohio collection the story is narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator and after reading the story the reader realises that Anderson may be exploring the theme of confusion and passion. George is unable […]

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Adventure by Sherwood Anderson

In Adventure by Sherwood Anderson we have the theme of aspirations, innocence, loneliness, isolation, letting go, paralysis and connection. Taken from his Winesburg, Ohio collection the story is narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator and after reading the story the reader realises how symbolically important Anderson’s physical description of Alice is. By describing Alice’s head as being […]

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Nobody Knows by Sherwood Anderson

In Nobody Knows by Sherwood Anderson we have the theme of secrecy, insecurity, equality, control, uncertainty, coming of age and maturity. Taken from his Winesburg, Ohio collection the story is narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator and after reading the story the reader realises how important the setting is, particularly when it comes to the theme of […]

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Mother by Sherwood Anderson

In Mother by Sherwood Anderson we have the theme of disillusion, acceptance, hope, escape, paralysis and ambition. Taken from his Winesburg, Ohio collection the story is narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator and after reading the story the reader realises how significant or symbolic Anderson’s description of the setting is. Throughout the story he uses words like […]

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Hands by Sherwood Anderson

In Hands by Sherwood Anderson we have the theme of isolation, loneliness, alienation, fear, freedom and connection. Taken from his Winesburg, Ohio collection the story is narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator and very early on in the story the reader realises that Anderson may be exploring the theme of isolation and loneliness. Wing lives alone and […]

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The Egg by Sherwood Anderson

In The Egg by Sherwood Anderson we have the theme of ambition, sacrifice, failure and happiness. Taken from his The Triumph of the Egg collection the story is narrated in the first person by an unnamed narrator who is looking back at a period in his life when he was ten years old and from the beginning of the story (and […]

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