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The Silence That Swallows You Whole

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People like big cities because they don’t want to face the fact that the world is empty. In big cities, buildings and billboards and barricades block out the void, and if you walk fast enough, you can forget that the stillness is bound to catch up with you by nightfall. Small towns offer no such delusions. One look at a ...

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Give Me Liberty, Or…

The Story of an Hour

Kate Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour” chronicles a final hour of freedom in the life of a woman held captive by the shackles of convention and compromise. Upon being informed of her husband’s unexpected death, Louise Mallard locks herself in her room, where she awakens to the dreams imprisoned within her – visions of independence and individuality, which now ...

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