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    for granted, or take them with gratitude.” This quote by G. K. Chesterson, representing people’s struggle to show future generations what life was like by preserving classics. This is shown by the phonograph in “The Portable Phonograph” by Walter Van Tilburg Clark. “The Portable Phonograph” has many examples of symbolism including the portable phonograph, the needle, the records, the lead pipe, the books, and elements of setting including the prairie, the cell and the cell block, and the black cloud

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    In the Ox-Bow Incident, Walter Van Tilburg Clark shows how in the Wild West, it wasn't as just as people think it is, people killed each other and stole cattle, and whether or not they had enough information that a person was guilty, they would hang them anyways. When Sparks and Croft are discussing having seen lynchings before, they say "Ah saw mah {Sparks} own brother lynched, Mistah Croft.","They wouldn't lynch him without knowing," I {Art} said. He thought for a while before he answered that

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    Walter Van Tilburg Clark’s “The Portable Phonograph,” In Walter Van Tilburg Clark’s “The Portable Phonograph,” the author makes setting play a major role in understanding the action of the characters within the story. Clark, a writer and an English Professor, lived from 1909 to 1971. During that time, he lived through both World Wars at a relatively young age, which may have influenced this story. Clark has excellent use of setting to make the atmosphere needed and set the proper mood, so this story

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    Have you even encountered a situation in which the petty desires of a person caused them to act unfairly to one another? These actions are most often invoked by jealousy, as seen in the short story Red Dress – 1946 by Alice Munro. In many other pieces of writing, this behavior is also portrayed in different ways. The actions of a person driven by greed can be the result of not only jealousy, but also protectiveness and misunderstanding. Materialistic desires strongly impact, in negative ways, how

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    The Portable Phonograph - Character Analysis Walter Van Tilburg Clark's short story, The Portable Phonograph, is a tale about the last survivors in the world after the total destruction of a war. The author gives clues and hints of this throughout the beginning by writing in a narative voice and describing the scene in dark war-like terms. The characters are then introduced as a group of men huddled around a fire. The older of the men, Doctor Jenkins, is the leader and his character is full of personality

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