Everything That Rises Must Converge - Greenleaf Summary & Analysis

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Greenleaf” takes place on a dairy farm in the South during the middle of the twentieth century. Mrs. May, a Christian woman, has two older sons, but neither helps her with the farming duties. So fifteen years earlier, she hired Mr. Greenleaf to be the caretaker. He brought with him two sons, five daughters, and an extremely spiritual, but neglectful, wife. Mrs. May is dismayed nobody will help her remove a bull from her property. It wakes her up at night, and she is afraid it will impregnate her own cows. The next day, she asks Greenleaf to get rid of the bull. He tells her that would be next to impossible; the bull has escaped from all kinds of pens. Her two sons humorously tell her the bull belongs to Greenleaf’s sons. The two successful brothers live on the property next to Mrs. May...

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