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Can't and Won't - Section Three: Men, Negative Emotions, I'm Pretty Comfortable, Judgment Summary & Analysis

Lydia Davis
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Summary

Men

This story is about women who go through their lives surrounded mainly by other women, and that their lives are punctuated by brief appearances by men.

Negative Emotions

This story is told with a touch of humor and involves monks. In particular, one monk has an epiphany about negative emotions and how to weather them, as if they were a storm. He quickly sends this out to his fellow monks. They respond angrily and with many negative emotions.

I’m Pretty Comfortable, But I Could Be a Little More Comfortable

This is a litany of small inconveniences that build towards a state of being uncomfortable.

Judgment

This story is about the realization that everything has a type of judgment.

Analysis

Men

This story is a cautionary tale about people who become so insular in their...

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