The School | Study Guide

Donald Barthelme

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Overview

Author

Donald Barthelme

Year Published

1974

Type

Short Story

Genre

Fiction

Perspective and Narrator

"The School" is the first-person account of Edgar, a schoolteacher who hesitantly recalls a series of plants and animals that died in his classroom as well as people associated with his students who also passed away.

Tense

"The School" is told in the past tense.

About the Title

The title "The School" identifies the setting of the story. It also relates to the sometimes brutal lessons the students learn about life.

Summary

This study guide for Donald Barthelme's The School offers summary and analysis on themes, symbols, and other literary devices found in the text. Explore Course Hero's library of literature materials, including documents and Q&A pairs.

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