A Wild Swan: And Other Tales - “Steadfast; Tin” Summary & Analysis

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In the story “Steadfast; Tin,” a girl has her eye on a boy at a frat house party. After being aloof for two years she decides to approach him at the insistence of her friend, and as part of her bid to get over her previous boyfriend. He is drawn to just such a type of girl and is himself a beautiful man. They get together and he is surprised at how matter-of-fact she is being, then he reveals that he has a prosthetic leg. They find then that they are a mutual fit and soon get married. Before long they start to see the flaws in each other—her brutal honesty and lack of sentimentality, and his hold on his boyish personality which remains as he begins to age. They grow increasingly irritated by each other but find reasons not to leave...

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