Human Disconnect In The Story 'A Small, Good Thing'

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The story “A Small, Good Thing” had a theme of human disconnect. In a myriad instances throughout this story human disconnection was shown by the characters. In the beginning of the story when the baker “listened without saying anything when she told him the child would be eight years old next Monday.” Now a normal person would most likely answer in some sort of way like by saying congratulations or something of sorts, but this baker didn’t even acknowledge Ann. Then Scotty was walking with a friend and got hit by a car and the driver just drove away. Again, in a normal world people would expect whoever had hit Scotty to stop and make sure he was alright before they drove away. After Scotty had got hit by the car he came home and was

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