A Summons to Memphis Themes

Peter Taylor
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Forgetting the Past

Phillip wanted to be able to forget the past hurts and decisions his father made against him. It took a lot of thinking and mulling over, but he understood it was all a part of the maturing process. He believed it was because of his father and his dealing away with Clara Price, that he never found another girl to love. He later found out his sisters had something to do with it. With their inability to forget the move and how both of their beaus were turned away by father, they remained in adolescence to some degree. They dressed outlandishly, played silly games, and in turn, interfered with other's lives. They did have independence and a successful business, but not mature in behavior.

At the Owl Mountain Inn, when Mr. Shackleford walks over to Father and they embrace without a word, it is a demonstration...

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