Spoon River Anthology - The Spooniad Summary & Analysis

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The Spooniad Summary

The Spooniad is the story of John Cabanis's struggle to topple the conservative power structure in Spoon River. Cabanis's daughter Flossie returns to Spoon River from a tour with her troupe of players. She is condemned by the church, and to spite them she decides to throw a dance. Someone in the church calls Flossie a wanton and calls for her banishment. John Cabanis leaves the church and the conservative party because of this and joins the liberals in an attempt to overthrow Mayor A.D. Blood and establish himself as the mayor of Spoon River.

On the night before the city elections, the liberals meet in Nicholas Bindle's Hall to discuss their situation and their plan. They resolve to band together and fight the conservative regime of gloom. Jefferson Howard, however, stands up and challenges the reasoning for fighting the...

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