Sucker. Carson McCullers [US] 1917-1967. OUTLINE. Author. Plot. Questions. Theme. Characters. Lessons. Language . 1. About the Author.
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Carson McCullers [US] 1917-1967
Carson McCullers was an American writer. She wrote novels, short stories, and two plays, as well as essays and some poetry. A series of strokes she suffered as a child left her partly paralyzed. She typically set her stories in small Southern communities and depicted the inner lives of lonely people.
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(19 Feb 1917 – 29 Sept 1967)
I had a cousin nicknamed Sucker sleeping in my bed with me. I used to take no notice of him.
On the night when my relationship with Maybelle began to take a favorable turn, I talked a lot with Sucker and came to understand his loneliness better and treat him better.
One night after my finish with M, I got so mad at Sucker and hurt him deeply with humiliating remarks.
I regreted about what I had done to him, but I didn’t find the courage to get things straight.
Pitiful, credulous/trustful, pure-hearted, lonely, fragile, timid, quiet, etc.
Self-centered, concerned about face saving, etc.
Enjoying dressing up, beautiful, etc.
Have … to oneself, meddle with, take in, come to, make out, run after, put my mind on, on my mind, fool with, get on my nerves, etc.
Either she would act almost nice and I would begin thinking how things would finally clear up and she would care for me—or else she'd behave so that if she hadn't been a girl I'd have wanted to grab her by that white little neck and choke her.