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The Life You Save May Be Your Own
Transcript of The Life You Save May Be Your Own
body's appearance seems like a "tramp"
says he can fix anything
"a look of composed dissatisfaction" -Shiftlet understands disability/life
"a man is divided into two parts, body and spirit. The body, lady, is like a house: it don't go anywhere, but the spirit, lady, is like an automobile: always on the move, always..." Tom T. Shiftlet
The Old Woman
Views of disabled Progress of characters and accomplishments/losses
Lucynell finding love, leaving home, learning a word
Mr. Shiftlet obtaining the car, finds a position of power
Old woman losing her daughter and her car set in the 1920's-1930's,
the disabled were looked down upon and made fun of (FDR good example)
The weather was always an important indicator of the characters' moods. -car & house- broken (disability)
-ends up sad & alone
-can't accept body/soul relationship
-doesn't consider himself disabled