B. Wordsworth

by

V. S. Naipaul

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Trees

The trees in the story symbolize the many life-giving qualities that B. Wordsworth himself represents. Indeed, the story begins with trees that are brimming with life—the bee-infested palm trees in the boy’s front yard. A…

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The Stars and the Pin

The stars at night, which fill the boy with wonder, and an incident with a small pin both symbolize a sense of the world’s deep mystery. Whether one looks up into the night sky or…

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