Date of Award
Senior Scholars Paper (Open Access)
Colby College. English Dept.
George S. Maier
The plot consists of the progression which the characters undergo. For the old man, the plot is his movement away from the earthly existence of the farm and into the physical process of the seasons. For the older grandson, it is the movement away from the past, symbolized by the farm, and into the present symbolized by his marriage and coupling with society. For the younger grandson, the movement is from childhood to the maturity which being alone demands in order for him to survive.
College prose, American -- Maine -- Waterville, Fiction -- 20th century
Recommended CitationGilbert, Dennis C., "The Old Road" (1972). Senior Scholar Papers. Paper 99.
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