Winesburg, Ohio

Winesburg, Ohio


Sherwood Anderson

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Albert Hardy Character Analysis

A vehicle merchant in Winesburg who is a friend of Jesse Bentley. Jesse sends his daughter Louise to live with Albert and his children John, Mary, and Harriet so that she can attend Winesburg High School. Albert is adamant about the importance of books and learning despite not being educated himself.

Albert Hardy Quotes in Winesburg, Ohio

The Winesburg, Ohio quotes below are all either spoken by Albert Hardy or refer to Albert Hardy. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
Coming of Age, Independence, and Manhood Theme Icon
). Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Signet edition of Winesburg, Ohio published in 1993.
9. Godliness, Part III: Surrender Quotes

It seemed to her that between herself and all the other people in the world, a wall had been built up and that she was living just on the edge of some warm inner circle of life that must be quite open and understandable to others. She became obsessed with the thought that it wanted but a courageous act on her part to make all of her association with people something quite different, and that it was possible by such an act to pass into a new life as one opens a door and goes into a room.

Page Number: 73
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Albert Hardy Character Timeline in Winesburg, Ohio

The timeline below shows where the character Albert Hardy appears in Winesburg, Ohio. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
9. Godliness, Part III: Surrender
Alienation Theme Icon
...never receives the love she craves. Louise is sent to live with her father’s friend Albert Hardy and his three children so that she can attend Winesburg High School. Albert’s daughters Mary... (full context)