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What would you feel like if you were poor with little money Would you feel sad angry or even overwhelmed Buddys cousin--an elderly woman of 60-years--knows how it feels She feels content happy and is thankful that she has a friend that cares enough to listen The elderly woman in A Christmas Memory by Truman Capote teaches the reader that giving is more important than receiving In developing the character of Buddys elderly cousin Capote creates a character who teaches the reader about lifes most important asset-friendship Looks money and education cannot buy lifes most precious gift Children see more with their hearts than with their eyes which makes them more accepting to others To Buddy the elderly womans appearance and actions are not very important to him He looks on to her as a role model and as a best friend This elderly woman has short white hair wears tennis shoes and a shapeless gray sweater over a sundress This old lady doesnt have very much money but she is able to get by without it This shows the readers a life lesson that people dont need money to get through life all they need is friends family or just someone who caresBuddy--the elderly womans very long distant cousin--is not only a relative to the old lady but is a friend A best friend Buddys name isnt really Buddy She calls him Buddy because when she was young she lost a friend named Buddy and so she chooses to call him this She is very childlike and has a very odd way of speaking Although it may sound as if she is speaking some sort of gibberish she is actually speaking in a less evolved way then we do todayThroughout the story this elderly woman changes In the beginning she is friends with Buddy They enjoy making fruit cakes just before Christmas and once they are done they send them to assumed friends or
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