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Can't and Won't - Section 5: Old Woman, Old Fish, The Song, Two Former Students Summary & Analysis

Lydia Davis
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Summary

Old Woman, Old Fish

This is about an old woman who ate a fish that should not have been cooked.

The Song

This is a dream by the author. In this dream something happened in a house that should have caused people to be upset, but no one is. Someone starts to sing but a man yells at the singer and the music stops.

Two Former Students

This is a dream as well. This dream involves two students who are afraid that the narrator will see them. They are both in the snow, and one tells the other to go away. They separate, but at that moment the narrator looks out of the window and sees both of them apart and realizes and recognizes them anyway.

Analysis

Old Woman, Old Fish

Since the narrator is...

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