Lit. Analysis

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     Most people are kind to strangers. For example, they might be willing to return a purse, or perhaps take two lost people into their home. Or, in some cases, you would keep a secret or something about the others’ lifestyle, to yourself. All this is seen in the short story “Searching for Summer” by Joan Aiken. In this paper, I intend to prove to you that the above statements are true.

     In the story “Searching for Summer”, two young people, Tom and Lily, are married. At this time, the sun was hidden behind large clouds from, possibly , a nuclear blast. This is not made clear to the reader in the story. For their honeymoon, Tom and ...view middle of the document...

But this just goes to prove that some people are just kinder than others to strangers. But they aren’t the only ones in this story who are this way.

     William and his mother show kindness to Tom and Lily in the story. When Tom and Lily arrive at their cabin, the old lady shows much gratitude and invites them in, even though she has just met them. “Come in, come in, my dears. My son William’ll be glad too hear company” (677). Now personally, i would be quite skeptical of someone , who I don’t know, knocking on my door to return a purse, which might not even be mine. But William and his mother are very unlike myself. They got to great lengths to help Tom and Lily. Another example would be when the elderly lady invites them to stay at her house for a few days for Lily to recuperate after injuring her foot. “Bide here why don’t ee? Mid as well......Won’t us William?”(678). This really shows that even after just meeting Tom and Lily, the elderly pair care enough to let them stay into heir home. How many people in America, today, would do that? Not many if you were to ask me. But the only way to find out is to try it and then decide if you are going to repay them as Tom and Lily did.

     Tom and Lily did something very kind for the elderly pair. They chose to keep the secret of the sun for two people they just met a few days before. When the innkeeper asked Tom and Lily where the sun was and they told him that it was in a different town....

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