Education of a Wandering Man Short Essay - Answer Key

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1. What was L'Amour's view of education?

L'Amour believed that education need not be pursued in schools or universities. He believed that education was available to anyone within reach of a library, a post office, or even a newsstand.

2. How did L'Amour describe his life?

L'Amour knew that his life might not seem great to others. But to him it was a life of steady progression, never dull, often exciting, often hungry, tired, and lonely, but always learning.

3. What did L'Amour believe that universities provided?

L'Amour believed that universities did not provide an education. What a university actually provided was an outline. It gave learners an outline, a direction, and guidance. It provided a breadth of view, ease of understanding, tolerance for others, and a background from which the mind can explore in any direction.

4. What two reasons influenced L'Amour to drop out of school?

'Amour dropped out of school for two reasons. The first was economic necessity. The second was that school was interfering with his education.

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