Paper pills by sherwood anderson

On the papers were written thoughts, ends of thoughts, beginnings of thoughts. The condition that had brought her to him passed in an illness, but she was like one who has discovered the sweetness of the twisted apples, she could not get her mind fixed again upon the round perfect fruit that is eaten in the city apartments.

For two years she saw suitors almost every evening. When the hands were closed they looked like clusters of unpainted wooden balls as Paper pills by sherwood anderson as walnuts fastened together by steel rods.

The girl and Doctor Reefy began their courtship on a summer afternoon. He was very talented, but during his passionate lectures, he would often caress the shoulders and heads of his pupils, and Paper pills by sherwood anderson boy accused him of molestation.

For ten years he had but one friend, another old man named John Spaniard who owned a tree nursery. Doctor Reefy was a tall man who had worn one suit of clothes for ten years. The old man writes on this subject for hundreds and hundreds of pages, his obsession almost making himself a grotesque; in the end, he never publishes the book.

Once on a hot day in August he tried but found it stuck fast and after that he forgot all about it. He was forty-five then and already he had begun the practice of filling his pockets with the scraps of paper that became hard balls and were thrown away.

Into a little round place at the side of the apple has been gathered all of its sweetness. It is delicious, like the twisted little apples that grow in the orchards of Winesburg.

In the fall after the beginning of her acquaintanceship with him she married Doctor Reefy and in the following spring she died. The old doctor was married once, to a much younger woman who died a year after their marriage. She had been left a large fertile farm when her father died.

Little pyramids of truth he erected and after erecting knocked them down again that he might have the truths to erect other pyramids. Wing Biddlebaum, the first character introduced, bears an element of the grotesque in his odd relationship to his remarkable hands, which are the root of all his troubles.

As he paces, he fiddles with his hands, which are famous for their dexterity and wanton behavior. One nibbles at them and they are delicious. Sometimes, in a playful mood, old Doctor Reefy took from his pockets a handful of the paper balls and threw them at the nursery man.

Long before the time during which we will know him, he was a doctor and drove a jaded white horse from house to house through the streets of Winesburg.

Paper Pills

When he was with her he was never off the subject. On this particular evening, Biddlebaum is pacing on his porch, hoping that George will visit.Sep 20,  · 1. For Questions 15, refer to the excerpt from "Paper Pills" by Sherwood Anderson on the Unit Test Reading Passages page.

In line 25 "confound" most nearly means _____. (Points: 2) spare berate impress confuse 2.

Winesburg, Ohio

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After some weeks the scraps of paper became little hard round balls, and when the pockets. Sherwood Anderson (–). Winesburg, Ohio.

PAPER PILLS, concerning Doctor Reefy

Paper Pills: HE was an old man with a white beard and huge nose and hands. Long before the time during which we will know him, he was a doctor and drove a jaded white horse from house to house through the streets of Winesburg. Later he married a girl who had money. PAPER PILLS.

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He was an old man with a white beard and huge nose and hands. Long before the time during which we will know him, he was a doctor and drove a jaded white horse from house to house through the streets of Winesburg.

A summary of "The Book of the Grotesque," "Hands," "Paper Pills" in Sherwood Anderson's Winesburg, Ohio. Learn exactly what happened in this chapter, scene, or section of Winesburg, Ohio and what it means.

Perfect for acing essays, tests, and quizzes, as well as for writing lesson plans. Sherwood Anderson was an American writer who was mainly known for his short stories, most notably the collection Winesburg, Ohio.

That work's influence on American fiction was profound, and its literary voice can be heard in Ernest Hemingway, William Faulkner, Thomas Wolfe, John Steinbeck, Erskine Caldwell and others.3/5.

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