Paper pills by sherwood anderson

They have been put in barrels and shipped to the cities where they will be eaten in apartments that are filled with books, magazines, furniture, and people. Beneath his talk of virginity she began to think there was a lust greater than in all the others. In the office of the doctor there was a woman, the wife of the man who kept the bookstore in Winesburg.

It is delicious, like the twisted little apples that grow in the orchards of Winesburg. As he paces, he fiddles with his hands, which are famous for their dexterity and wanton behavior. She imagined him turning it slowly about in the white hands and staring at it.

On the papers were written thoughts, ends of thoughts, beginnings of thoughts.

For a short period during his life, Doctor Reefy found someone with whom to share his ideas. The story of Doctor Reefy and his courtship of the tall dark girl who became his wife and left her money to him is a very curious story.

Once on a hot day in August he tried but found it stuck fast and after that he forgot all about it. Later he married a girl who had money. He was forty-five then and already he had begun the practice of filling his pockets with the scraps of paper that became hard balls and were thrown away.

Into a little round place at the side of the apple has been gathered all of its sweetness. The apples have been taken from the trees by the pickers. The truth clouded the world. On the trees are only a few gnarled apples that the pickers have rejected.

The old doctor was married once, to a much younger woman who died a year after their marriage. The habit had been formed as he sat in his buggy behind the jaded white horse and went slowly along country roads.

As he nears sleep, all the people he has ever met pass slowly before his eyes. She was in that condition because of a series of circumstances also curious.

Once on a hot day in August he tried but found it stuck fast and after that he forgot all about it. Except two they were all alike. During the winter he read to her all of the odds and ends of thoughts he had scribbled on the bits of paper.

In the fall one walks in the orchards and the ground is hard with frost underfoot. She had been left a large fertile farm when her father died. Anderson says, suggestively, "He never opened the window.

After the tall dark girl came to know Doctor Reefy it seemed to her that she never wanted to leave him again. At night she dreamed that he had bitten into her body and that his jaws were dripping.

Paper Pills

Only the few know the sweetness of the twisted apples. He never opened the window. Immediately after this experience, he climbs out of bed and writes everything that he saw down in a book, which he calls "The Book of the Grotesque.

PAPER PILLS, concerning Doctor Reefy

On the trees are only a few gnarled apples that the pickers have rejected. On this particular evening, Biddlebaum is pacing on his porch, hoping that George will visit. Everyone in Winesburg wondered why she married the doctor. The story of Doctor Reefy and his courtship of the tall dark girl who became his wife and left her money to him is a very curious story.Sep 20,  · 1.

For Questions 15, refer to the excerpt from "Paper Pills" by Sherwood Anderson on the Unit Test Reading Passages page. In line 25 "confound" most nearly means _____. (Points: 2) spare berate impress confuse 2.

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Status: Resolved. Read Paper Pills of Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson. The text begins: PAPER PILLS, concerning Doctor Reefy HE WAS AN old man with a white beard and huge nose and hands.

Long before the time during which we will know him, he was a doctor and drove a jaded white horse from house to house through the streets of Winesburg.

His inability to communicate with anyone else is conveyed not only by the paper pills but also by Anderson's description of him sitting all day by a cobweb-covered window in his empty office.

Winesburg, Ohio

Anderson says, suggestively, "He never opened the window. Winesburg, Ohio study guide contains a biography of Sherwood Anderson, literature essays, a complete e-text, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis.

"Paper Pills" Summary. Doctor Reefy was an old man who had once been a doctor. The knuckles on his large hands looked like wooden balls when he. PAPER PILLS, concerning Doctor Reefy, Page 1: Read Winesburg, Ohio, by Author Sherwood Anderson Page by Page, now.

Free, Online. Read Books Online, for Free Winesburg, Ohio Sherwood Anderson PAPER PILLS, concerning Doctor Reefy. After some weeks the scraps of paper became little hard round balls, and when the pockets.

Sherwood Anderson was an American writer who was mainly known for his short stories, most notably the collection Winesburg, Ohio. That work's influence on American fiction was profound, and its literary voice can be heard in Ernest Hemingway, William Faulkner, Thomas Wolfe, John Steinbeck, Erskine Caldwell and others.3/5.

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