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A Christmas Memory
October 16, 2007
English- 2nd Period
As a seven year old boy, Buddy has been living with his distant cousin, who is over sixty, for as long as he can remember. Throughout the story, Buddy and his cousin, who he refers to as “My Friend,” experience many great adventures together. These adventures include making fruitcakes, chopping down their own Christmas trees, and making and exchanging kites as Christmas presents to give to each other.
Towards the end of the story, “Those who Know Best decide that I belong in a military school” (Capote 284). This upsets Buddy because he can no longer stay with his childish cousin. He knows now that he has to leave his old house and old friends to a new house and make new friends.
“…I keep searching the sky. As if I expected to see, rather like hearts, a lost pair of kites hurrying towards heaven” (Capote 284). Now Buddy realizes that his childish cousin is truly gone.
“A Morning in Late November. A coming of winter morning more than twenty years ago” (Capote 273).