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Contents of the Dead Man's Pocket | Study Guide

Jack Finney

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Overview

Author

Jack Finney

Year Published

1956

Type

Short Story

Genre

Allegory, Drama

Perspective and Narrator

"Contents of the Dead Man's Pockets" is described by a third-person omniscient narrator.

Tense

"Contents of the Dead Man's Pockets" is written in the past tense.

About the Title

In the story "Contents of the Dead Man's Pockets," the protagonist, Tom Benecke, expects to fall from a window ledge to his death. He realizes that if this happens, the contents of his pockets will indicate a life poorly lived.

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