Tell the Women We Are Going

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In this short story of the “Neighbors”, Carver tells a story about a couple that had a happy marriage, but they were bored with their day to day routine. They had these neighbors named Harriet and Jim Stone. The Millers envied the Stones because they were living a bright and full life that the Millers wanted. The Stones always went out to dinner, went on trips, and entertained at their home; the Millers did none of these things. As you read the story, you will learn who the Millers by seeing how envious they are of the Stones, them going through their neighbors things, and their love for one another . Bill and Arlene Miller were your everyday, hard working couple. They were a happy couple, but now and then they felt alone as if the circle of life has passed them by. The Millers had these neighbors named the Stones that lived across the hall from them. The husband Jim worked as a salesman for a machine-parts firm, where he managed to combine business with pleasure trips. Harriet and Jim Stone was that couple that was very outgoing and easy to get along with, they would always entertain people at their house. On this particular occasion, the Stones were planning a two weeks trip to Cheyenne and then St. Louis to visit relatives. “ Have fun”, Bill said to Harriet. “We will”, said Harriet. “You kids have fun too” (Carver 117). The Millers were envious of the Stones because they were going on a two week vacation and the Millers felt has if they deserve to go on one. “ Well, I wish it was us,” Bill said…. “God knows, we could use a vacation,” Arlene said (Carver 117). They really wished that it was them going because every time the Stones go on vacation they visit different states and countries, they Millers would like to explore different things outside their…...

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