A major subject in this narrative is the consequence that close-mildness can hold on an individual’s life. This narrative is set in the little town of Sand City. Kansas. Most of the people in the town are avaricious and mercenary. but above all they are really closed-minded. The narrative centres on the funeral of Harvey Merrick. There were really few people in the town who really understood Harvey Merrick. and because of this really few people liked him.
Harvey Merrick did non mensurate up to the outlooks held by the townsfolk.
They considered him to be a failure because he wasn’t driven by the demand for more money or more ownerships. Harvey was a sculpturer and a instructor who had small involvement in the chase of stuff wealth. which he did non suit among the others. Harvey left the little town and its little mindedness behind and began a new life as a sculpturer and a instructor.
Harvey. although non appreciated by most people was good liked by his pupil who had accompanied his organic structure all the manner to Kansas for the funeral. The townsfolk were shocked to see that person really liked Harvey plenty to travel through such attempt to go to his funeral. The merely other individual who truly understood and liked Harvey was Jim Liard.
Jim Liard had known Harvey for old ages and had a deep esteem for him. Liard explains that merely like Harvey he excessively wanted to go a great individual. but that the overpowering outlooks placed upon him by the townspeople lead him to go a “shrew attorney. ” He explains that Harvey was able to interrupt away from the outlook of the little town and make his potency without the concern of non suiting in.
In decision. the narrative demonstrated how Harvey was able to do a life for himself outside the narrow mindedness of his hometown. Unlike Harvey. Jim Liard conformed to these outlooks and became a individual whom he disliked. This narrative besides points out that even in decease. the people of the town could non convey themselves to understand or wish Harvey because he was non like them.