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Can't and Won't - Section 5: A Small Story about A Box of Chocolates, Writing, The Rooster Summary & Analysis

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A Small Story about A Box of Chocolates

This is the story of a woman who was given a nice box of chocolates by a nice man. The woman took it home to show her husband, but after opening the box she simply took it to her desk and opened it from time to time to look at, never eating any. She decided four weeks later to share them with her students. After she passed them around she thought she’d lost the box, but she hadn’t. She still could not seem to bring herself to eat one rationalizing that it needed to be a special occasion. She tries to buy more chocolates to have the same experience that she has had when she finally eats some of the chocolate but she...

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