Short Story Sucker Peter

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In the short story “Sucker”, by Carson McCullers, creates a bond between Peter and his younger cousin, Richard. The author teaches the reader a lesson about friendship. She feels that the way Peter treated Sucker was wrong and that friendship is a fragile thing. The text is narrated from Peter’s perspective and the way Peter narrates the story makes it clear that he regretted treating his cousin. When he reflects on his past, he says that “if I could have seen ahead maybe I would have acted different” (McCullers 69). Clearly, this shows that the author doesn’t agree with how Peter treated Sucker because Peter expresses his remorse and acknowledges that he was wrong in the way he acted. Friendship is too fragile of a thing to be taken lightly.
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