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HUMANITIES Michel Hudon In the short story The Eleventh Edition by Leo E Litwak we notice Russ Hansen is heading in two different directions in his life First Russ starts off by being a follower of Professor Diekmans teachings and second the realities of real life where everything else matters At the beginning of the story Russ moves away from his boring hometown and alcoholic father to go to University and start a new life in Detroit Russ gets a job an appartment and falls in love with his Professors teachings Russ is so much into his teachings that he even learned German to understand a session Sooner or later Russ forgets everything about his hometown and his roots He doesnt care about that and anything else for that matter except the amazing Professor Diekman Soon enough Russ realized that he didnt know where he stood and was so much into his books Before nothing could destract him Now he craved every little sound He was desperate for human connection He would even go see the old man next door just to talk or liten to his stories which he had already heard before about his wife andor his neighbor Henry Ford The old man had memory loss and was still in love with his wife who had died more than five years ago The landlady kept giving him a hard time and told him to be quiet for Russ even though it didnt bother him because he believe old age is our destiny too Soon after first approaching the professor himself Russ finally gets recognition for his work papers and knowlegde and is invited to join a circle of students who meet every Friday night at the Professors home It means giving up more robust Friday night pleasures Russell Ill understand perfectly if you find that its too great a sacrificep11 Russ says hes delighted to make the sacrifice which
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