Pastoralia - Pastoralia, Part 1 Summary & Analysis

George Saunders
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The story opens in an exhibit that is part of a much larger entertainment complex. The protagonist and his coworker Janet play cave people in a replica cave. They are not supposed to speak English while in character, but Janet has been doing so fairly often lately, which has made the protagonist “feel so, you know, crummy” (1). Every day, a goat is placed in the exhibit, and Janet and the protagonist roast it and eat it as part of their performance. Lately, it seems that very few patrons have been entering and watching the exhibit. One day, there is no goat delivered, so they have to eat only crackers that day. Janet is frustrated by this and complains in English, which is against the rules even though no patrons are in the room. At the end of the day, the protagonist returns to...

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