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March 13, 2006

The River

O'Connor, ''The River'' -- Jerz: American Lit II (EL 267)

"He hadn't taken a suitcase because there was nothing there he wanted to keep."

This story is really sad. Harry was only 4 or 5 but still knew that he was unhappy. His parents were good for nothing. They were just drunks. However, like the first story, this is hard to understand.

It is funny how when "harry" went looking again for the River, the author started to call him Bevel again. Then the man names Mr. "Paradise" is the one that caused Bevel to be taken by the river like he wanted.

I know this is a story, but this poor little boy was told something that was easily taken wrong. He was too young to understand.

It was sad how he wanted to count and he told his mom that he counts now. Obviously, his parents do not make him feel like he counts if they wake up at 1 in the afternoon and he has to break his toys to get new ones.

Posted by OnileeSmith at March 13, 2006 06:48 PM


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