The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter

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Born in Columbus, Georgia, McCullers grew up in a comfortable setting, for her father was a well-to-do watchmaker and jeweler. Since her childhood, McCullers has been full of creativity, demonstrated through both music and literature. As she aged and matured, writing became her true love and she established herself as a mainstream southern Gothic author when she wrote The Heart is a Lonely Hunter. This title accurately describes the theme of the novel and depicts man' never ending quest for love and acceptance. Loneliness, racism, and injustice dominate this 20th century post-war novel.

In the beginning of the story two deaf-mutes, John Singer and Antopolous, share a strong relationship in which John is constantly taking care of his friend. But the two companions are separated when Antopolous is admitted to a mental institution. When this relationship is severed, John moves to a small Southern

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