Corn Planting Symbolism

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Corn Planting, is (an/ another) example of a modernistic narrative during the modern era. The short story shows the lives of corn planters who spend their days planting corn and reading letters from their son. The couple does not have any other aspects of their lives outside of those two thing. When they get news that their son has died in a car crash the characters are faced with meaninglessness of their lives. They had nothing else besides corn planting so it is uncertain what they are going to do with their lives now that their son is dead. The only thing they know to do is continue planting which gives the story a sense of bewilderment because they planted corn right after they heard of their sons passing.
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