“Buckeye” by Scott Russell Sanders


The author’s purpose of this story is to share how much he treasured about his loved one. “Years after my father’s heart quit, I keep in a wooden box on my desk the two buckeyes that were in his pocket when he died” (The Curious Writer 83). This shows that he cherished the small things in life that brought him closer to his father. From this point on in his life, he will always keep those buckeyes close to him. Wherever he goes he takes them with him and recognizes them at every place he sees. The message of this story was to show that he did not need anything but memories of his father. This helped him to realize that his father is always with him and that the little things in life do not have to be near. All he needed was memories to put himself in the…

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