Anderson began writing novels and short stories in 1909 as self help therapy. Anderson was being plagued with business and financial worries. He would argue about work with his wife constantly, causing tension to mount between them. On November 12, 1912, Anderson got up and walked out of his business in the middle of the day. He had been working long hours for weeks, with no days off. Combine this with the daily stress of arguing with his wife and you have an overworked man under deep psychological stress. When Anderson was asked why he left work, he said it was a "Conscious rejection of business." After seeing a doctor, Anderson learned that he had suffered a mental breakdown resulting in temporary amnesia. After this unfortunate event, Anderson resented the world of business, characterizing it as a "Universal network of prostitution." Anderson was forced to try more leisurely activities so that he might avoid another breakdown. He began to read the "Chicago Renaissance", a newspaper which he soon grew fond of. This eventually encouraged him to continue his writing and take it to a new level. In the mid to late teens he wrote several books including "Windy McPherson's son" (1916), and "Marching Men" (1917), and in 1918 he wrote and published "Mid American Chants", a collection of poems. In 1919 Sherwood Anderson wrote what is considered by most his "masterpiece", "Winesburg, Ohio". B.W. Huebsch published the book in 1919. During the 1920's, "Wines burg, Ohio was widely considered a representative of the contemporary "Revolt of the Village." The book is today widely recognized as a "profound expression of community and
"I'm A Fool" by Sherwood Anderson takes the reader into the mind of a lying, ambivalent, uneducated and somewhat foolish youth. It is a story of a foolish incident in which he lies to a beautiful girl in attempt to win her love. His plan backfires when he realizes that she likes him for who he is, not the imaginary character whom he claimed himself to be. The theme in "I'm A Fool", deals with the consequences associated with dishonesty and deceitfulness, and he is able to effectively reveal this….
ambitious. Now, the big towns were the place to be. Sherwood Anderson, a well known American writer, was caught in this transition.The situation and place he was born in made his life tough. The difficult and problematic upbringing he had in Ohio allowed him to describe the isolation and lack of opportunities in small Midwestern towns, which he portrayed in his works by using imagery, conflicts within characters, and symbolism.
Sherwood Anderson was born in Camden, Ohio on September 13, 1876. He….
People usually think a grotesque is a person who has bad background, who people hate and has
Most of stories in Winesburg, Ohio which is written by Sherwood Anderson talk about how grotesque people in the 19th century were. And most of people at that time thought that being a grotesque was horrible. However, “The Book of The Grotesque” and “Hands” are two stories which show that the grotesques are not all horrible, and each grotesque has their own truth or belief.
In “The Book….
Curtis Hartman, a reverend at the Presbyterian Church in the town of Winesburg, is a deeply religious man, whom acquaintances have a lot of respect for. Though an experienced minister of ten years, Hartman still finds himself nervous and uncomfortable in front of his congregation. However, the reverend has the conviction that through intense spiritual and dutiful ways, he will become both a better messenger of God and a happier individual. While preparing a sermon - in the bell tower of the church….
Sherwood Anderson's life experiences
And the way they influenced how he wrote
Sherwood Anderson often wrote of other people's misery in his short stories and used it in ironic ways when writing his endings. After reading several of his these stories and reading several biographies of his life, I have come to the conclusion that Anderson's life experiences greatly influence the method in which he wrote them. Also, when comparing some….
February 29, 2012
Walter Inglis Anderson was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, on September 29, 1903. He was born to George Walter Anderson a merchant, and Annette McConnell an artist. She had a passion for art, music, and literature which strongly influenced Anderson. He had an older brother named Peter and a younger brother named Mac. He attained edges from the parson Institute of Design in New York and….
"I 'm a Fool" is a short story written by the American Sherwood Anderson. The author tells the story of a young unschooled boy who tries to achieve everyday goals by means of ordinary means in a straightforward way. The theme of I 'm a Fool deals with the aftermath which come as a result of lack of morality, deceitfulness, falseness. The conflict of this story lies on the shape that lies take; it is a contradiction between what the protagonist should and should not do. Therefore, we can say that….
Winter Sunday's" by Sherwood Anderson, the two sons are trying to Find their fathers love.
The two sons in "Discovery Of a Father" and in "Those Winter Sunday's" by Robert Hayden, dislike their own fathers for not showing love to them. In "Discovery Of a Father Anderson's father loved making up stories about himself, which were a bunch of lies he told the people who listen to his stories. His father lost the family's business due to his kindness. He also out of nowhere leaves Anderson and his mother for….
By Sherwood Anderson (1876-1941)
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until they start destroying the psychological states of individuals. When the sexualities of individuals are repressed, symptoms of psychological deterioration occur due to restrictive social norms. These are the circumstances in “The Hands” by Sherwood Anderson and “The Storm” by Kate Chopin. In “The Hands,” Wing Biddlebaum once known as a teacher named Adolph Myers at a boy’s school is chased to a new town in Ohio where he is repressed and fearful of society because he is a homosexual during a time….