ARNA BONTEMPS. A Summer Tragedy. [ “Jennie,” he called. “What’s that, Jeff?” His wife’s shrunken voice came out of the adjoining room like an echo. A Summer Tragedy. Bontemps, Arna. Primary Category: Literature / Primary Source. The Old South: “A Summer Tragedy” and Other Stories of the Thirties. The story, ‘A Summer of Tragedy’ was written in by Arna Bontemps. It was written at a time of great economic depression and.

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With charm and pathos, the couple fulfills the pledge they made to one another when no other alternative seemed appropriate. The story opens when the couple is preparing for a journey trying to wear their best even if full of holes suits.

“A Summer Tragedy”: A Geriatric Case Study

Perhaps worse, should a stroke fail to kill him, it might leave him to be a burden on his feeble wife. Ceecee Williams marked it as to-read Sep 26, Jordana rated it liked it Dec 23, He has suffered at least one paralytic stroke.

Jamal rated it liked it Jan 02, I liked the story and how Arna Bontemps showed the bleak and hopeless life of the black cou I only read the main story, A Summer Tragedy and it is available in pdf form by clicking this link. Abdolla Salah marked it as to-read Nov 28, These hung an inch or two above suummer tops of her heavy unlaced shoes and showed little grotesque piles where the stockings had fallen down from her negligible legs Patients now have unprecedented access to drugs and procedures that may preserve function and enhance quality of life.

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The fear of becoming a burden, the reality of experiencing uncontrolled symptoms, and the inability to live and die with dignity may conspire to create a situation that causes some elders and chronically ill patients bontemp view suicide as their best solution.

Jaclyn Capes added it Feb 13, Joseph Budgett marked it as to-read Aug 22, Araba Dowell marked it as to-read May 30, The description of her physical habitus might be construed as the equivalent of summre modern frailty syndrome. Jeannie’s love for Jeff is shown when she, despite being blind, helps him to put on his bow tie and at the later part of the story, she feels proud that they are passing the house of Delia whose smile Jeannie still remembers and jealous of since Delia has a bad reputation in the neighborhood and obviously has a thing for Jeff.

Sometimes he became afraid and trembled without knowing what had frightened him. Jermell Conner marked it as to-read Botemps 20, His swallow-tailed coat lay on the bed beside him, freshly brushed and pressed, but it was as full of holes as the overalls in which he worked on weekdays Emma added it Nov 09, Ayesha marked it as to-read Sep 06, Books by Arna Bontemps.

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A Summer Tragedy

Catherine marked it as to-read Oct 05, We all don’t know about this, right? He was terrified by the least unfamiliar sound at night. Arnna Source The Old South: Jeff ran the car onto the clay slope, pointed it directly toward the stream, and put his foot heavily on the accelerator.

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A Summer Tragedy

Often, their disabilities are almost complementary and create a state of fragile interdependence. Their story, told from a perspective almost a century old, mirrors modern-day concerns.

Tabitha Barksdale marked it as to-read Jan 26, Author information Copyright and License information Disclaimer. In afna instant the car hit the water and dropped immediately out of sight.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Racquel Harrell rated it it was amazing Mar 21, Maya Powers marked it as to-read Jan 20, He could not bear to think of being helpless, like a baby on Jennie’s hands.

Old Jeff Patton, the black share farmer, fumbled with his bow tie. The least it could do would be to leave him helpless.

Alshimaa Mohamed marked it as tragedg Jan 08, A Summer Tragedy by Arna Bontemps. Taken together, these could be characterized as cognitive changes resulting from the cumulative effects of cerebrovascular disease.

Perhaps the saddest fictive story I’ve read and is guaranteed to make you wonder if life, indeed, is inviolable and precious under any circumstance.

Jeff’s bones cracked, his knee ached, and it was only after a half dozen attempts that Jennie worked a semblance of a bow into the tie Place Published New York.