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Can't and Won't - Section One: The Bodyguard, The Child, The Churchyard, My Sister and the Queen of England Summary & Analysis

Lydia Davis
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Summary

The Bodyguard

This is a story about the protagonist’s bodyguard. What makes this particularly odd is that the bodyguard does not open his eyes, get out of a chair, or is particularly mobile on his own. He has to be carried about by his own caregivers.

The Child

This story is about a child that has died. The mother is tenderly viewing the child’s body that lies reposed on a raised table. She decides that she wants to take a picture of the child, just one more time. Reflecting that in life the child never stayed still for a picture, now she will have one where the child doesn’t move.

The Churchyard

This story has the protagonist possessing the key to the churchyard. She unlocks the gate...

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