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by Sherwood Anderson

Sherwood Anderson began writing the short stories, relatively in order, during the late fall of 1915. The majority were finished by the middle of 1916. The story "Godliness" was not originally written as part of the collection but was salvaged by Anderson from a failed novel attempt in 1917. Many of…

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Posted By elijah d #385174 at Sep 04, 2014 4:06 PM


Posted By RossMan #233635 at Jul 11, 2012 10:13 AM

The last few stories

1. The final sentence of "Sophistication" is: "Man or boy, woman or girl, they had for a moment taken hold of the thing that makes the mature life of men and women in the modern world possible."
What do you think "the thing that makes the mature life of men and women in the modern world possible" is?

2. Why does George finally decide to leave Winesburg? Is there a single moment or event that causes him to leave?

Winesburg, Ohio | Answers: 2


Posted By RossMan #233635 at Jul 06, 2012 9:31 AM


At the end of "Queer," George is struck by another member of the Winesburg community, Elmer Cowley. What is it about George that makes him the target of such abuse?

The word "queer" has changed in meaning since the writing of Winesburg, Ohio. Describe what you think the word meant then.

Winesburg, Ohio | Answers: 4


Posted By todd j #225481 at Jan 18, 2012 5:30 PM