Everything you need to understand or teach The Ballad of the Sad Cafe by Carson McCullers.
Miss Amelia, in the past, is the proprietor of a small cafe in the center of a sleepy Southern town. She is rugged and built like a man, slightly cross-eyed, and inept socially. She is rich, partially from her father's holdings and partially from her own business savvy. She is quarrelsome, given to arguing over prices and taking people to court if she feels she has been wronged in the slightest. Her spinster ways change when Cousin Lymon comes to town. She comes to love the hunchback, and in time defers to him. As Lymon likes company, the two join forces to open a cafe in Amelia's home where all the townspeople can share meals, alcohol, and gossip.
Amelia begins to creep out of her shell after years of operating the cafe, eventually even administering the sick as a...
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