Difficult Loves - Study Guide Riviera Stories, Section 2. The House of the Beehives; Big Fish, Little Fish; & A Ship Loaded with Crabs Summary & Analysis

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"The House of the Beehives" is told from the unique first-person viewpoint of a hermit. He lives in a house hidden by rocks and engulfed by thick woods which get thicker every year. He harvests his food from the woods, killing only as much as he needs to eat. The hermit never goes to town anymore, and avoids people when he can, seeing them as a blight on the earth. The hermit looks forward to the day when civilization will crumble and be covered in weeds, and he happily watches his own house fall into disrepair. He has two goats, and he keeps a group of beehives in his yard, which he thinks of as...

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