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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

The Women Who Did It All

Blog Option #4

In the story “Death in the Woods,” by Sherwood Anderson, we learn about a woman who is left to take care of an entire farm on her own, while being treated like dirt by everyone around her. The reader is never even given the woman’s name, which further emphasizes her lack of importance to the characters around her. Her one task in life is to serve others, including all of her farm animals. She must maintain a farm, with very little money, while her husband and son are away for long periods of time. This woman’s struggle personally reminds me of someone close to me.