The implications behind many of the events or conversations or intentions could not have been determined by a narrator unless he was omniscient and this narrator admits speedily that he is not. Commentary Winesburg, Ohio is an idiosyncratic work, falling somewhere between a novel and a collection of short stories. With the boys of his school, Adolph Myers had walked in the evening or had sat talking until dusk upon the schoolhouse steps lost in a kind of dream. The girl visited the Doctor because she was pregnant. Elizabeth became very ill for a while and George did not visit her.
Helen White ran up but George did not see her. When she dies, George feels overwhelmed with various emotions. You have the inclination to be alone and to dream and you are afraid of dreams. He loved Jesse's farm and once tried to run away to it. One night, a passion burned inside of Kate's cold exterior.
When the rumble of the evening train that took away the express cars loaded with the day's harvest of berries had passed and restored the silence of the summer night, he went again to walk upon the veranda. The boy was frightened and ran into the woods, falling. His hands helped him to augment what his voice was saying. He brought a gentle wife from the city and allowed her to overwork herself. Jesse decided to touch the boy's head with blood.
Walking home, he thought how Louise had nothing on him. This story sets the tone for the rest of the work and hints at the hues of dysfunction and sadness that lurk beneath the surface in each character. Son the new merchant to Winesburg. They became his distinguishing feature, the source of his fame. After being chased out of Pennsylvania, Wing began his efforts to suppress his hands and all they longed to express.
With a convulsive movement of his body, Wing Biddlebaum sprang to his feet and thrust his hands deep into his trousers pockets. However, we find out that his real name is Adolph Myers. In doing so, he becomes the distorted and ludicrous character we meet pacing nervously on his front porch. He picked them up nimbly and rapidly, appearing in the low light like a priest with his rosary beads. Although he did not understand what had happened he felt that the hands must be to blame. Later, George realized he must have missed something Kate was trying to tell him.
Thus an ironic perspective is given to the narrator who is illustrating through his own voice the grotesque qualities of the people of Winesburg while battling with the grotesque within himself while simultaneously the reader knows that Anderson is controlling and adding irony to the narrator. Reefy talked about their thoughts and dreams. When he looked up next, Winesburg was gone. The truth grew to terrible proportions before Doctor Reefy began again. Winesburg was proud of the hands of Wing Biddlebaum in the same spirit in which it was proud of Banker Whites new stone house and Wesley Moyers bay stallion, Tony Tip, that had won the two-fifteen trot at the fall races in Cleveland.
He hated the people of the town, especially women. . Even the description of the former teacher's caressing of his students sounds quite possibly innocent. There is also a sense of irony in the story. He had a passion for dreams. As is ordinary in Anderson's short stories, the grotesque figure has become old before his time due to the tiring and stressful circumstances which he has endured in life.
However it is also interesting that Wing walks away from George when they are talking. For all of these reasons, many argue that this is an example of naturalism in literature. For once he forgot the hands. The loneliness and illusion… 2171 Words 9 Pages Isolation in Winesburg Ohio and Death in The Woods In 1919, Sherwood Anderson composed his work Winesburg Ohio, which depicts the inner lives of small-town America. When young, Wash and his cherished wife would plant seeds in their garden. Helen was meant to be his.
He was not then known as Wing Biddlebaum, but went by the less euphonic name of Adolph Myers. She heard him inside speaking to himself. The stories are brief glimpses of people failing. The Grotesque 'Hands' is one story among many in Sherwood Anderson's book Winesburg, Ohio. The townsfolk are proud of his hands. That night, a group of men drove Myers out of town. With a shiver of dread the boy arose and went along the road toward town.
The knuckles on his large hands looked like wooden balls when he made a fist. Having found his style in this one inspired flash, he went on to develop the other stories that make up Winesburg, Ohio over the next few years. Across a long field that had been seeded for clover but that had produced only a dense crop of yellow mustard weeds, he could see the public highway along which went a wagon filled with berry pickers returning from the fields. Bentley turned the farm over to his weak son, Jesse. Screaming with dismay, the children ran here and there like disturbed insects.