Diary of a Madman and Other Stories - Wondering Where to Turn: A Happy Family, Soap, The Eternal Lamp Summary & Analysis

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Wondering Where to Turn: A Happy Family, Soap, The Eternal Lamp Summary

A Happy Family begins with a writer giving a description of what an artist is; he does not feel he has the capabilities to write works of art but hopes he can come close enough to at least make ends meet. He decides he needs to first come up with a good theme and decides on the theme of A Happy Family. He contemplates what this type of family would be like and ending in creating a very well-educated, high-class couple. As he is working, he is frequently interrupted by the comings and goings of his wife. Her movements about the home and the sounds of the real world the writer hears cause him some aggravation as he tries to focus on his...

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