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Marjan Ebrahimi Entry 1- Impressions of “All Over But the Shoutin’ ” January 31, 2008 Throughout “All Over But the Shoutin’ ”, Rick Bragg keeps his audience on the edge of their seats. One wants to keep reading in order to find out the reason for the hatred he expresses towards his father. The purpose of the story is to describe the significance of this last meeting with his father before he dies. This last meeting has a great impact on Bragg’s life. His father does not understand that, by giving his son these boxes of books, he has helped shape his future. Bragg explains, “Inside was the only treasure I truly have ever known… He did not even know what he was giving me, did not recognize most of the writers,”(Bragg, 24-25), - of the books his father presented to him. Their significance is clear when Bragg says that he would not trade the books for a gold monkey. However, parts of the story are unclear. It is unclear why exactly Bragg conveys such hatred toward his father. He briefly
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