Winesburg, Ohio - Death Summary & Analysis

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Death Summary

Elizabeth Willard, who has been married for many years, visits Doctor Reefy, tall and awkward in his middle age, at his office. She is also tall, but she slouches with life's weight. They talk not only about her health but also about ideas and life in general. After visiting him, Elizabeth is rejuvenated in body and spirit, more youthful. She thinks back to her childhood and remembers past men, when adventure was a possible thing for her. She remembers a past love who in his moment of passion cried out, "You dear! You dear! You lovely dear!" She thinks that the words expressed something she would have liked to have achieved in life.

Elizabeth begins to weep bitterly back at home in the shabby rooms of the New Willard House. In her youth, she had many lovers, desiring passion and adventure. She married...

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