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Essay | Truman Capote's "A Christmas Memory"

This student essay consists of approximately 4 pages of analysis of Truman Capote's "A Christmas Memory".
This section contains 969 words
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Truman Capote's "A Christmas Memory"

Summary: A review of Truman Capote's short story "A Christmas Memory," about the cherished friendship between a young boy and his much older cousin. Capote utilizes "fiction of nostalgia" style, in which he looks back upon his Southern childhood, to tell the story and to display its themes of memory and reminiscence and friendship among social outcasts.
Hayden Rome

Mr. Ramirez

English I Honors, P/AP

14 November 2005

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

"A Christmas Memory," by Truman Capote, is a story about a young boy and his much older cousin who live together and are the best of friends. Although they live with crabby relatives, they make the best of the time spent with each other and grow closer as the days go by. This story teaches readers to value their relationships with one another and to notice the little, special things in everyday life. In the short story "A Christmas Memory," Capote displays style and two of the recurring themes, memory and reminiscence, and friendship among social outcasts to reminisce the life of a young boy and his older cousin's cherished bond.

Truman Capote often tells his stories in "fiction of nostalgia," in which the author looks back...

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This section contains 969 words
(approx. 4 pages at 300 words per page)
Purchase our Student Essay on Truman Capote's "A Christmas Memory"
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