Winesburg, Ohio - Loneliness Summary & Analysis

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Loneliness Summary

Enoch, the son of Mrs. Al Robinson, is a silent boy who sometimes walks in the middle of the road with a book, so that drivers yell at him to get him out of their path. When he is twenty-one, he goes to New York City to study art. He plans to go to Paris to continue his education, but it doesn't work out.

Enoch never seems to succeed at anything. He has artistic ability and a sensitive mind, but he is still a child. He doesn't really understand people, and they don't understand him either. At first in New York City, he has friends, before he becomes confused and disconcerted about the facts of life. He keeps running up against things like sex, money and opinions that he can't deal with. He once gets arrested when he is drunk, and he is...

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