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Genre: Short Story. The short story considers the final afternoon in the lives of Jeff and Jennie Patton, a frail elderly couple, who have spent their lives as poor sharecroppers, barely able to make ends meet for themselves and their children. While neither is seriously ill, the severities of farming and aging have guided them toward a mutual pact. Today they will put on their finest clothes and then, drive down the dirt road past their neighbors toward a cliff--and death.

The simple story is gripping as readers discover what this couple is about. While they have been defeated by their tight-fisted landlord and by age, their spirits are indomitable.

With charm and pathos, the couple fulfills the pledge they made to one another when no other alternative seemed appropriate. Toggle navigation. Annotated by: Nixon, Lois LaCivita. Date of entry: Mar Summary The short story considers the final afternoon in the lives of Jeff and Jennie Patton, a frail elderly couple, who have spent their lives as poor sharecroppers, barely able to make ends meet for themselves and their children.

Miscellaneous First published: Publisher Dodd, Mead. Place Published New York. Edition Page Count 8.

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Post a Comment. Friday, April 29, A summer tragedy Analysis. Nobody thought that the story would end the way that it did. Today I will be analyzing "A Summer Tragedy" using theme, setting, characterization, plot so on and so forth. The overall message that "A Summer Tragedy" gave can be taken in many ways. Sometimes you may need someone more than you think.

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Old Jeff Patton, the black share farmer, fumbled with his bow tie. His fingers trembled and the high, stiff collar pinched his throat. A fellow loses his hand for such vanities after thirty or forty years of simple life. He had not worn his stiff-bosomed shirt more than a dozen times in all his married life.

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