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The two stories A Christmas Memory and The Grass Harp are strikingly similar due to the fact that Truman Capote wrote both stories The settings of both stories are very similar In The Grass Harp the setting is very sullen the season is fall the days are always cloudy and it is very slow moving in a small southern town Similarly A Christmas Memory has dismal and sluggish qualities of a southern rural community in the dead of winter The first lines of A Christmas Memory immediately establish the sad scene Imagine a morning late in November A coming of winter more than twenty years ago Several elements of the story are parallel the settings the nature of the friendships the rejection by peers and the characters love of nature The relationships between Colin and Dolly in The Grass Harp and Buddy and Cousin in A Christmas Memory are close regardless of the differences in age In A Christmas Memory Buddy and Cousin have a large age split Buddy is seven and Cousin is in her sixties In The Grass Harp Colin and Dolly have a similar age difference But they are close friends because they do many things together They lived in the tree together as well as dancing with each other Likewise Buddy and Cousin have a close relationship and do many things do together Buddy and Cousin make fruitcakes find a Christmas tree and make presents for each other Buddy describes his relationship with Cousin by stating We are each others best friends Not only are the friendships in A Christmas Memory and The Grass Harp parallel but the main characters lives are quite The main character of each story is a young boy In A Christmas Memory Buddy is the main character In The Grass Harp the main character is Colin He is close to fifteen years old He has no parents and no friends of his own age
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