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Jan 26

This brings all of the parts of this story to make one last big impact on the theme. I’ve gone over about the difference between the country and the city and how that impact the aunt’s personality, how the background information was a must needed aspect, but this part right here creates the whole conclusion. The main character and the reader like I mention in my point of view comment finally gets to see what was in her mind, the curiosity stopped, and now we know what the theme of the story is. The difference between where you live should not change what you love and who you are. The aunt got lost, and once she finally came to the town again and heard the orchestra playing she was at peace with herself, she cried because she forgot the feeling of hearing the music. She did not want to go back, because it takes her back to a dull place. Music for her and the main character creates an escape place where there no thinking about the difference of the country and the city life. After 30 years, she found what she loves again, and the theme here is quite obvious to the readers now. No matter where you go, you should be you, do what you love, enjoy where you are at, but also travel because it can help you grow, because your soul never dies. What you love, will come back to you.

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Jan 26

This shows the point of view because this shows that they have based their assumptions on what their aunt was like in their childhood, and how they perceived them when they saw them getting off the train. By using the word ‘again’, it shows that this is not the first time they have misjudged their aunt, setting up the rest of the story for what a quick Whitted (can recognize a ton of melodies and remembers a lot from her childhood) woman she is. This also sets up the idea that this woman is fully capable of being happy and independent for herself and the idea that she would not want to go back to that life later on because by misjudging her, it means that she has not been living up to her true potential on the farm and she knows it.

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Jan 26

This sentence relates to the story’s theme of how the wear and tear of time and life affects a person. This theme is shown throughout the story by the aunt. The aunt is both physically and mentally shown to have been worn down by her 30 years on the homestead and the story explores the idea of how deep and how permanent the wear was.

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Jan 26

Home and comfort is not a place, but an idea, or in this case music; showing how while they are sitting in the concert hall in Boston, for the Aunt, outside of the concert hall is not the city of Boston, but the house she has been living in in the country for years. This symbolizes that she sees music as her home, and specifically the music of Boston/cities. This means that she does not see the country as her home, but this also shows that she doesn’t see the city as ehr home, just music.

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Jan 26

Once again, the author is connecting the city to the country and its people in the same way. The orchestra played a piece that the woman clearly knew, and then the author says that music was this woman’s soul, because she clearly had not heard this piece in a very long time, since she had lived in Boston, and yet when she heard it again, her soul ‘bloomed’. In this scenario, the soul of this woman seems to thrive listening to music in a big city, but the soul itself is described as nature.

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Jan 26

The setting here just gives a introduction of what his aunt’s life was like. The background information though of her, use of being a music teacher really impacts the theme of the story. Once they get to the concert, which I could see in a way being a climax. It was clear on how the author relied on many things that they stated. This part of the setting, was no doubt one of the most important factors. Therefore, with her background information, the difference between the country and the city, and what happens at the concert. All of it makes me believe the theme is, a soul can never die. You can sometimes get lost, but the things you love, you will always come back to in one way or another, and it’s okay if you did get lost. Once you do find your way though, it is life changing.

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Jan 26

This illustrates a theme of comparing the country to the city because the author talks about how they went to see an orchestra in a concert hall in Boston, a very big city with a lot going on in it. Yet when the music started, the writer said they felt like they were back on the farm again, and begins to describe what that feels like. By talking about the farm while in a big, bustling city, the author is trying to say that they are not as different as they seem.

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Jan 26

This metaphor of feeling the details sinking into her soul illustrates that she is taking everything in and absorbing it; memorizing it and the person telling the story can sense it. This builds on the point of view of the story because the person immediately compares her experience in the concert hall to the First-person experience of the storyteller. This continues into the next line of connecting fields of corn to a treadmill because it tells us from a firsthand experience how new this once was to the storyteller and connects it back to how it is now suddenly new for the woman again.

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Jan 26

This sentence shows how the narrator both views his aunt positively and negatively. This creates meaning as it brings about the idea that even if something generally good is put in front of someone they’ll still be able to find and notice the bad. Even if one doesn’t want to one can still become overly aware of the bad.

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Jan 26

Due to this story being a first person perspective, we only know what the main character is thinking. We do not get any information about what the aunt’s really thinking about, we only see her emotions like the main character. It impacts the main character AND the readers, because it not only makes him curious, it makes us as readers curious to. We like him, just know his aunt life background, but we don’t get why or what she thinking about until the end of the story. Which I think is a very clever way to also hook the readers in the journey as well.

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Jan 26

I really loved the comparison a person’s soul to a moss. Both can get very old and lost. However, it takes just one thing that they love to turn colorful again. The whole time the main character was curious if he can make his aunt fall in love with the city. Once he stated “It never really dies, then, the soul?” He learned that he made her at least a little happy, after being bored for so long and most likely lonely in the country. With music, which from the very start of this story, we found out she loves to the point she made her income from that. That’s what made her fall back in love again, no she did not stop loving it actually. She has just forgotten the magical elements to it, because it was 30 years on a farm.

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Jan 26

This sentence shows a theme in the story of the persistence of the feelings of the soul through time. Here, the narrator’s aunt although removed from music for 30 years has her appreciation for it remain. This shows the idea that things that people find close to their souls persists forever.

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Jan 26

Here Aunt Georgiana responds to Clark’s question of if she understands the music they listened to. She responds asking who could understand and why. This shows the theme of whether one can truly understand all the emotions and ideas music can bring, and even if one should. Clark focuses a lot of time trying to figure out what his aunt was understanding from the music, but was unable to. He says later that “I never knew what she found in the shining current of it”, so the effort he put in did not pay off. Her exact thinking and whether she understood it all did not matter in the end because either way the music clearly had a strong impact on her.

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Jan 26

This gives the reader’s knowledge about how different the city has changed and the country has not. If his aunt has never seen it in a while, it tells us three things. One, it gives us a reminder that his aunt did not have the best life growing up and she had no free time. She did not recognize the city, because she never got the chance or reason to travel back over there. Second, I feel like because of this, her personality is different now than everyone else in the society. The aunt does not get excited for city things that city people do get excited about. For an example, the shows. The aunt is just worried and shock about how the city changed so much. I think with her being out of the city for so long, she does not really fit in. It’s like asking a country person when they visit the city, what Starbucks drink they want. Both would not know what’s going on; and the main character feels like he needs to fill her in. That’s the kind of relationship they have in this part of the story, because all of this started at the two very different settings. Thrid, the country symbolizes as depressed, confide, boring, and a dull place that creates an example of mentally where she has been stuck in. Whereas, the city is busy, bright, motivated, and so she has trouble getting used to it for a reason. The setting is what creates this story as it is, because it affects the characters, and therefore the plot. Which than helps us see theme of, it’s okay to be lost with yourself. The things you care about, the things you love will eventually come back to you, and for some people it just takes a longer time.

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Jan 26

If we were able to somehow change how we thought of ourselves and what our viewpoints of the world were, then yes I believe that we would be able to become whatever we desired.

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Jan 26

I find that I only congregate around those with very similar mindsets to myself in m free time. For example, I like to work on my cars with others who also like to work on cars. With that being said, I could definitely agree with you on that particular point.

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Jan 26

I can definitely agree with this statement. Those who are not open minded are likely to end up very miserable and are less likely to learn new things about the world around them and how to function in it.

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Jan 26

Being a connoisseur of things that are old and the days past, I definitely found this to be true as well Savannah. Things used to be so much simpler in the past, which is why I think I enjoy working on cars so much sometimes, it is a very simple hobby when you boil down to it.

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Jan 26

I think this really hit home for me just because I work a job nearly every single day now and I find that my schedule is not a free as it once was when I was growing up. I have also come to enjoy the much simpler things in life rather than just trying to rush through them now.

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Jan 26

The narrator uses a metaphor to compare their experiences on the homestead to a treadmill which one walks on continuously with no notice to their environment. This gets contrasted by the narrator saying that all the details of the concert hall were sunk into their soul. For the reader, this highlights how from the narrator’s point of view the concert hall and music is much more interesting and affecting as the image of sinking makes the reader think of the details having a very deep effect. Also, one’s soul is essentially the core of a person, further pushing the idea that the effect was very impactful. The idea of a monotonous treadmill and obliviousness to one’s surroundings shows the reader that the narrator disliked their life on the homestead and found the details so boring and unaffecting that they paid them no mind. In all the metaphor allows the reader to get a better understanding of the narrator’s point of view on music and the homestead.

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Jan 26

I am definitely one of those people who have the mindset that my opinion is my opinion, and I dint much care for the likes of what others have to say about it.

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Jan 26

I feel like every time you turn around nowadays something crazy or unpredictable is happening on the news or out in the wold that we would have thought would have never happened in the past. I think Covid changed my perspective on this a lot though.

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Jan 26

Those who surround themselves with their own thoughts or others who are like minded only serves to lessen the likelihood of them finding something new that they may enjoy

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Jan 26

The metaphorical comparison of just hearing her Aunt Georgiana’s name and a huge drop below her feet appearing is great imagery that comes from her point of view. As we are able to experience this fear that this name induces. Bring meaning to this character who we haven’t even met yet and connects the reader through the authors point of view.

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Jan 26

I think that the most important tenet of the classroom guidelines is challenging each other but staying respectful in how we do it. This is especially important in a class like Sociology where many conversations can turn political and other people may have differing opinions than yourself which you have to respect. This classroom has to be able to be a space where others can share their opinions and contribute to conversations without fear of being ridiculed for their beliefs. If this isn’t followed, then some students may no longer participate in class discussions and thus their voice and viewpoint will not be heard which is harmful to everyone.

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Jan 26

Shows location by telling us where the Boston Symphony Orchestra and actually enjoys the performance which shows a characters point of view because it’s happiness. This is important because it expresses everybody more feeling.

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Jan 26

We can see theme already by the story telling us the setting and also the point of view of the girl with nightmares. This gives us the location to theme because it gives us both important parts of theme.

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Jan 26

Why this sentence shows location to theme is because of the aunt and basically its setting by which it shows that she is working on the farm and shows point of view from the aunt as she’s hard working and pushes her nephew to do better on the farm.

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Jan 26

Point of view shows a perspective of what the character sees or does. This is important because it connects to theme and and you can usually put the pieces together on how the person reacts or feels towards something.

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Jan 26

Setting is revloved around the whole story because it shows theme and how the story developes. This builds the story and and helps make the story intresting while it can also show where or how people are.

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Jan 26

I believe this guideline is most important because it can make the difference between a healthy or hostile conversation. I have noticed that this guideline is often overlooked and that students forget this when choosing their words. So many times, breaking this guideline is unintentional which makes it even more important to always keep it in mind. Students must understand that everyone thinks differently and you never know what is going on in someone else’s head. If we go against this rule, we are taking away from the conversation and causing a contributing member to possibly feel lesser or unimportant. This can also lead to students coming after one another and completely ignoring what the discussion was about. When you critique a person and not what they said, you take their opportunity to learn and understand away from them. If everyone is able to be kind to one another and only comment on people’s ideas to help benefit them, then this guideline should not be hard to follow. This is something that as humans we should keep in mind during all conversations so that we can be respectful towards one another and accurately understand people’s thoughts and opinions.

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Jan 26

The metaphor in this paragraph compares his recollections of his past to a vast gulf. This brings to mind a sense of resentment and alienation. This contrast goes to show the narrator’s detatchedness from Georgiana.

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Jan 26

Here, we can see that she is in this big beautiful city that she grew up in, that has tons of fun stuff for them to do, especially in contrast to her farm back in Nebraska. However, all she can think about is how she didn’t leave proper instruction on how to feed one of the farm animals. This again shows how much of a hard worker she is, further pushing the theme of hard work and perseverance.

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Jan 26

This location of this jam packed farm house furthers my hypothesis of one of the main central themes involving an emphasis of hard work and perserverance. This sentence points out how the Aunt works extremely hard to keep the farm going, and still pushes her Nephew to stay up late learning a new language. It is obvious she is a very hard working and dedicated person, and she wants the same for her Nephew.

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Jan 26

This location of these unsettled lands in Nebraska shows us the toughness of his Aunt, and his hence why he isn’t worried when he sees the condition that she’s in, unlike Mrs. Springer. This is could demonstrate a possible theme of perseverance and hard work.

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Jan 26

This is told in first person thought the eyes of a man. Information is given to us by this man reciting old memories, in this case to give us context to him and his Aunt’s relationship. This effect builds more suspense, as we are building up to him meeting his Aunt with him. It conveys more of the main characters emotions and makes us emphasize more with him as well.

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Jan 26

The recollection of his Aunt makes him question his existence, and makes him ill. Shows that the Aunt has had and will have a big impact on him.

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