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Anderson Sherwood was an important and influential figure in American literature. His works have helped to motivate writers by the likes of Ernest Hemingway, William Faulkner and John Steinbeck. In his works Queer and Sophistication, Anderson allows his readers a glimpse of what life was like for him in a small town. Through his use of narrative and descriptive language, Anderson illustrates how his characters evolve according to the world around them.

[...] His use of setting, narrative and character development creates a sense of belonging and understanding in his readers, allowing them to sympathize and understand his characters. Works Cited Anderson, Sherwood. "Queer." Winesburg, Ohio Apr Anderson, Sherwood. "Sophistication." Winesburg, Ohio Apr Jameson, Will. Rev. of Winesburg, Ohio, by Sherwood Anderson. American Studies Today Apr McCrone, Audrey. "Winesburg, Ohio Review)." Rev. of Winesburg, Ohio, by Sherwood Anderson Apr . [...]

[...] Another key element in this segment is the characterization of Elmer Cowley. Anderson portrays the character as a very unhappy, sour individual. He feels rejected and scorned, and spurns the small town society, eventually seeming as if he was slightly deranged. However, it is important to notice that in his paranoia, Elmer becomes more childlike. According to a book review written by Audrey McCrone, ?Human behavior is a reaction to both subconscious realities and experiences hidden in the forgotten past. [...]

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