Hands by sherwood anderson full text

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hands by sherwood anderson full text

Hands by Sherwood Anderson

There is so much emotion in this short story. Wing, the main character, does everything with his hands and motions them beautifully, as the author makes sure to let the readers know. It tells the backstory of Wing and his troubled past. Also talking about him as a teacher that works great with kids. Unforchenuly there is some speculation of some other things he did but should do with his hands and the kids. Very emotional read that has you reading, thinking, and re-reading to really understand. I love the word choice in this text and the way the words all flow together.
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It was first published in in The Masses , a Chicago literary magazine.
Sherwood Anderson

Hands by Sherwood Anderson

Lawrence, taking his own inspiration from Sigmund Freud, thought that all psychological problems could be cured through the power of physical touch. In season, Wing picks strawberries for a living, as many as a hundred and forty quarts a day, and his fingers fly over the berries faster than the flutter of wings. One day George and Wing go out into the fields to talk, and Wing begins to tell George earnestly that he needs to worry less about what people think of him and concentrate more on fulfilling his own dreams. With a convulsive movement of his body, Wing Biddlebaum sprang to his feet and thrust his hands deep into his trouser pockets. Wing was once a schoolteacher in Pennsylvania; his name then was Adolph Myers. He loved his students and he expressed this love by touching them—not, as far as Anderson tells us, in any inappropriate places, but simply caressing their hair and their shoulders in an affirmative way.

Diagnostic information:

In Hands by Sherwood Anderson we have the theme of isolation, loneliness, alienation, fear, freedom and connection. Taken from his Winesburg, Ohio collection the story is narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator and very early on in the story the reader realises that Anderson may be exploring the theme of isolation and loneliness. However it is also significant that Wing is waiting for George Willard.

Hands Analysis. The text under analysis which is called Hands is presented by Sherwood Anderson. He was an American novelist, short story writer, known for subjective and self-revealing works. He had numerous short stories, like The triumph of the Egg, Horses and men, Death in the woods and other stories. Among them there was Hands.


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    Hands () By Sherwood Anderson. Upon the half decayed veranda of a small frame house that stood near the edge of a ravine near the town of Winesburg.

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