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Tenth of December: Stories - Sticks Summary & Analysis

George Saunders
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Sticks Summary

The story "Sticks" tells the life cycle of a man who always used a set of metal bars as a way to try to communicate his feelings and emotions with his community and family. Although the metal cross is decorated for holidays, it is the only joy that the father allows in the family. He is stingy and mean in other areas. His children grow up and see the same meanness in themselves. They begin to notice their father is decorating the pole in odd ways. When their mother dies, he decorates it as an homage to her. He provides children for the pole by adding sticks around the yard. He attaches these sticks to the main pole with string and tapes letters of apology to them. The dad finally adds a painted sign that reads "love" on the pole and another that...

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