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...solves to start saving for a little piano. Even though nobody forced Mick to take the job at Woolworth's, she feels cheated. However, she still maintains optimism and resolves to pursue her plans. Biff Brannon keeps on working at the New York Café, pondering the patrons as he always has. At the café late that night, Biff thinks that Singer's death is a riddle that will remain a mystery for a long time. Biff experiences a brief epiphany about the meaning of life, and then prepares himself to greet the approaching day.
Carson McCullers was able to craft a beautiful narrative centered on the daily problems of poor, southern Americans both educated and ignorant. This reflection of reality shown throughout the book shows the troubles the author believes capitalism brings, and why she believes true socialism could set each person on equal footing in the game of life.
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