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The Ballad of the Sad Café, by Carson McCullers (1951) advocates that there are two types of people in the world, which are: the "lover" and the "beloved".   The "lover" is a pathetic character so infatuated by the "beloved" that it totally changes his/her attitude or character completely. The feeling is so strong that although it causes the "lover" severe pain, he/she continue to love.   The two main characters in the book fall under the mysterious spell which changes their lives forever.   McCullers also seems to suggest that the feelings of love and attraction are not fundamentally reasonable or logical to others, and if they are left unanswered it can cause the "lover" to return back to his/her true self. McCullers says: "love is a joint experience between two persons- However; the fact that it is a joint experience does not mean that it is a similar experience to the two people involved.   There is the lover and the beloved, but these two come from different places." (26).  Lymon is a strangely looking weird character in McCullers story as it stated in the book "the man was a hunchback. He was scarcely more than four feet tall" (6) He was not very attractive ". The only thing he had was intelligence as he was able to fool Miss Amelia, who was the richest person in town. Lymon comes to find Miss Amelia so she can provide him with a place to live. He fooled her into thinking that they are cousins. Lymon went through his belongings and came across a very old photograph which he had used to prove that certainly he is her cousin even though the photograph was hard to differentiate the faces of the two women in the picture. Lymon is a poor person who searches Miss Amelia and uses her for her wealth. As Miss Amelia see`s the photograph, she quickly accepts Lymon as her cousin and welcomes him into her home. Lymon stays with Miss Amelia because he can feel the power he has while living with her. Miss Amelia falls in love with Lymon and provides him with many...
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