Children of the New World - “Heartland” Summary & Analysis

Alexander Weinstein
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Summary

This story is told from a first-person limited point of view by an unnamed narrator. The narrator feels lost and hopeless. He lost his job one year ago for punching his boss after the boss made a nasty comment about his daughter. Since then, the narrator has been blackballed, causing a huge strain on the family and on his marriage. The narrator’s wife, Cara, is home alone most days and feels overwhelmed with taking care of the children. The narrator takes his son, Sam, on a television show where he is competing for money and for the hope of getting a television-acting job. Sam blows is chance, which means no money for the family, and the narrator is very disappointed at his whole situation. He brings Sam home and quickly leaves the house to get a beer at a local bar, leaving Cara...

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