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Comparing The Devil In The White City And Train Dreams

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The protagonists of both Erik Larson’s the Devil in the White City and Denis Johnson’s novella Train Dreams share similar experiences despite being located in different parts of the country. “That he'd taken on an acre and a home in the first place he owed to Gladys. He'd felt able to tackle the responsibilities that came with a team and wagon because Gladys had stayed in his heart and in his thoughts.” (Johnson, 82). At a time where women are beginning to venture out and become increasingly present in society, Grainier acknowledges the strength and support he received from his late-wife Gladys. Burnham of Larson’s the Devil in the White City has an admirable relationship with his wife as well and, despite his busy work life, finds time
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