American Short Story Masterpieces - Willi, The Fat Girl, A Poetics for Bullies, and Rock Springs. Summary & Analysis

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Willi, The Fat Girl, A Poetics for Bullies, and Rock Springs. Summary

In "Willi," a young man is thoroughly enjoying nature on a farm but comes upon his mother having sex in the barn with his tutor, Ledig. He is instantly enraged. At dinner, he runs from the table to his room. He feels he is living in an impossible situation, in that he must live in the "unholy trinity" that is his father, whom he idolizes, his mother, whom he now hates, and his tutor, who he now wishes gone. He finally goes to the barn to tell his father. He finds him breeding dogs and tells him by noting that the dogs should be named "mama" and "Ledig". He runs and returns to the house into his mothers arm's but is unable to tell her what he...

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