The Member Of The Wedding: Summary



The book I read was The Member of the Wedding by Carson McCullers.
It takes place in a small Southern town in the early 1900’s. The story is
about a young girl, named Frankie Addams, who is in a difficult stage of
puberty, and finds that her whole world is changing, and she has to deal
with harsh realities of love and life.
Frankie is happy when she finds out that her brother, Jarvis, who
she is really close to, is moving back home from Alaska and getting married.
She is distraught because she is not feminine enough, or popular enough to
be in this neighborhood club of girls who would party all night long. She
spent her summer in the kitchen with her cook Bernice Sadie Brown, and ...

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stopped by the
police and brought back home. Much later, Frankie and her father move in
to a house with her aunt, and uncle, because of her cousin’s death; and her
cook quits. Frankie finds a sophisticated friend, in which she can relate
to.

The relevance of this theme is that change is a necessary part of
life, and can’t be stopped from happening. Frankie couldn’t deal with
change, so her way from escaping from it was trying to leave home. In the
end we all have to deal with change, and accept it. ...

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