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The Sculptor's Funeral

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Rex Lai

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The Sculptor's Funeral Willa Cather(1873-1947), who was born in Virginia Basic of the author Time: at night The Setting The Character in the story Summary Steavens and Jim had a conversation about Harvey after Annie called Martin went to kitchen because there was an uproar. Summary Detail analysis of
Sand city Present by Rex Lai The story was published in 1905 Place: A little town called SAND CITY in Kansas city Situation: It is snowing. A group of people are in the train station to wait for the arriving of the overdue train Harvey Merrick A sculptor Dead His body sent back
to his hometown Jim Laird A lawyer Has red beard Like to drink alcohol Martin and Annie Martin:
Tall and frail old man, like tobacco Annie:
Tall and corpulent lady Very sad
about the death of her son Harvey's parents Henry Steavens A sculptor Harvey's pupil Return his teacher's body
back to hometown Bankers: Phelps and Elder Other People in Hometown Minister The Grand Army man Harvey' sister Servant in
Merrick's family Undertaker Before the funeal started, some people in the town sat together. They disgusted about the past of Harvey and Martin's mistake to send his son East to school. Cattleman Jim didn't like it. He tried to help Harvey to plead. He also pointed out people's corruptions in the town. He also pointed out that the town people didnt like him because they had different ideals. At the end, Jim were drunk and couldn't attend the funeral. The story indicated that he died of cold at last. Greed In the story, many people in the town
think money is the only thing that they want What ever it takes!!! Theme The ugliness and corruption of human nature A place that advocated business or agriculture rather than education People in here are materialists Young men in here love drinking, gambling Character analysis Harvey Hard-working and good at art Shy Dislike violent emtion Jim Educated Brave Rightful Steavens Respectful Helpful Sentimental Money and Knavery Example: "Young Adams burn his mill to beat the insurance compainies and go to the pen. Cruelty Some people in the story seems like a normal person, but the truth... Example:
Annies abused the servant when she did something wrong "The mother was abusing the maid for having forgotten to make the dressing for the chicken salad which had been prepared for the watches." (Willa 5) Corruption Gambling and alcoholism are not the things that people should do Threaten their lives "Why did Bill Merrit's son die of the shakes in a saloon in Omaha? Why was Mr. Thomas's son, here, shot in a gambling house?" (Willa 5) A group of people waited for Harvey's body in the platform. The plot of the story People used hearse to drive the coffin with the body back to the house. Harvey's mom "flung herself upon the coffin"(Willa 3) when she saw it and her daughter tried to alleviate her emotion. The bearers carried the coffin to a room where there were a lot of art works. Harvey's dad came dad and other people went back to the kitchen except Steavens and Jim. A group of people waited for Harvey's body in the platform. People used hearse to drive the coffin with the body back to the house. Harvey's mom "flung herself upon the coffin" (Willa 3) when she saw it and her daughter tried to alleviate her emotion. The bearers carried the coffin to a room where there were a lot of art works. Harvey's dad came dad and other people went back to the kitchen except Steavens and Jim. Symbolism in the story Harvey's education: Represent a new spirit. He did not want to
be the people in the town. Harvey's mother: Represent the ugliness of human Money: Represent life Jim: Represent justice Media Resources http://mediaplayerfree.org/images/media_icon.jpg https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcThQ0chjT6RhX_DhD1hQpuBClowDbFbbE9Eved0WcZUpiBiPLKh http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3132/3082383407_835a184c10_b.jpg http://gardenunit.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/countryside.jpg http://www.dreamstime.com/old-man-embrace-old-woman-in-autumnal-forest-thumb12728391.jpg https://www.msu.edu/~honcoll/PAs/sculptor.jpg http://foraslanandvolstate.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/red-bearded-santa.jpg http://www.us-funerals.com/funeral-articles/images/funeral-burial.jpg http://www.nebraskahistory.org/images/sites/cather.jpg Resources http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_d09fYTyIq90/TCTbwPmseNI/AAAAAAAAAL8/6Tfwat_vOVQ/s1600/sculptor.jpg http://www.mpfa.ie/images/norman_garstin_sculptor.jpg http://cdn.obsidianportal.com/assets/68313/Sand_City.png http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-STYK3mmUnJg/UCiLJcSRutI/AAAAAAAAAPY/b-m-qwSaDm8/s1600/Job+Analysis+Steps.jpg http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_SjqldywlNGM/S8fsLh_2GhI/AAAAAAAAAYI/7doUhf91-4A/s1600/lawyer.png http://www.dreamstime.com/sculptor-thumb23974105.jpg http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Y1r7Fb-fXHs/Tgn-SjRBGBI/AAAAAAAAE5A/G5K79fXgYU8/s1600/greed.jpg http://sunsetsandfireworks.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/an-embelm-of-human-cruelty.jpg?w=590&h=398 http://s.servedby.kaxmedia.com/autolink/o/1164/613da4dbc6.jpeg Rescources Went to University of Nebraska Become a high school teacher in 1901 http://www.cliffsnotes.com/study_guide/literature/my-antonia/willa-cather-biography.html
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