American Short Story Masterpieces - The Bystander, The Amish Farmer, 1/3, 1/3, 1/3, Verona: A Young Woman Speaks, and Talk of Heroes. Summary & Analysis

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The Bystander, The Amish Farmer, 1/3, 1/3, 1/3, Verona: A Young Woman Speaks, and Talk of Heroes. Summary

In "The Bystander," Arty's father, Lewis Lisle, is taken to a mental institution after he attacks a woman. Arty visits him and discovers his father will be transferred soon to another mental institution. Arty struggles to appear calm and rational wanting the state of his father not to reflect on him. Arty notes he has a hard time merging the image of his father as mentally ill with the icon that has been his father his entire life. Arty and Lewis discuss events, and Lewis laments about his declining health as Arty takes note of silent, ill patients throughout the room. Lewis asks Arty not to let his aunt sell his tools and shakes Arty's hand. As Arty leaves, he looks...

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