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A Summary of Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury
Meet the Writer BBBBorn August 22,1920 WWWWaukegan, IL MMMMoved to Hollywood WWWWrote Fahrenheit 451 ““““Magic Realist” LLLLibrary Education WWWWarns Against Blind Faith in Science
Introduction DDDDandelion Wine was a surprise. WWWWord Associations became a game. WWWWine metaphor RRRReturned to hometown to collect memories for his book for ten years BBBBoyhood friend “John Huff” LLLLoved his family passionatley CCCCame along the best methods for writing through ignorance and experimentation ““““Ugliness is a concept that we happen on later.” ““““Byzantium” poem sums up Bradbury’s perspective
Waking Up to Summer MMMMeet Doug Spaulding WWWWake Up Greentown SSSSummer 1928 GGGGrandparents’ Cupola SSSSorcerer Metaphor
I’m Alive! PPPPicking Fox Grapes MMMMeet Doug’s Father MMMMeet Doug’s Brother, Tom BBBBeast Metaphor WWWWrestling Scene CCCCarrying Heavy Pails DDDDoug Realizes His Mortality
Dandelion Picking MMMMeet Doug’s Grandfather PPPPays 10 cents/ bag for dandelions ““““Pride of Lions” in the yard GGGGrandfather sees dandelion as “noble” thing. ““““Dandelion wine was summer caught and stoppered.”
Boys of Summer MMMMeet Doug’s Best Friends, Charlie Woodman and John Huff FFFFirst “Rite” of Summer,Dandelion Picking SSSSecond “Rite” of Summer,New Tennis Shoes
The Shoe Store MMMMeet Mr. Sanderson, Shoe Store Owner DDDDoug asks for a job to buy shoes PPPPet Store Metaphor
Porch Swing SSSSummer rituals ““““Night Festivals” NNNNeighbors in Greentown gathered on front porches in the evenings after dinner CCCChildren felt reassured
Happiness Machine MMMMeet Leo Auffmann ““““Get out of that graveyard” MMMMeet Lena Auffmann MMMMeet Leo’s six children HHHHappiness invented in garage MMMMakes family unhappy HHHHappiness machine burns MMMMetaphor for Television
Doug’ Lateness DDDDoug doesn’t come home with family. TTTTom gets ice cream MMMMeet Doug’s mother TTTTom’s experiences with death TTTThe Ravine DDDDoug is reprimanded
The New Grass MMMMeet Bill Forrester, newspaper journalist ““““God bless the lawn mower.” NNNNew grass never needs cutting GGGGrandfather pays Bill to dispose of new grass BBBBill shows respect to Grandpa
Leo Auffmann Again RRRRealizes that “true happiness” is found in family and friends RRRRecognizes four stages of life: birth, growing up, growing old, and death ““““The first thing you learn in life you’re a fool. The last thing you learn in life is that you’re the same fool.”
The Rug Tom sees the entire town in the rug The rug is 15 years old, covering all of the events of Doug’s short life The rug is similar to Dandelion Wine because it captures memories The adults view parts of rug as natural while the boys view it with imagination
Mrs. Bentley AAAAge 72 WWWWidow NNNNewcomer to Greentown AAAA “Saver” CCCChildren do not believe she was young once. TTTThey take her artifacts. SSSShe concedes and becomes their friend.
Time Machine MMMMeet Colonel Freeleigh OOOOver 100 years old LLLLives alone DDDDoug and his friends enjoy hearing his stories of the old days. CCCCivil War CCCChing Ling Soo PPPPawnee Bill DDDDies while on the phone to Mexico
The Green Machine MMMMeet Miss Fern and Miss Roberta OOOOld Maids who live with brother PPPPurchased Model T from smooth talking salesman HHHHit-n-Run with Mr. Quartermain WWWWomen in the attic for fear of arrest FFFFound out he did not die DDDDecided to put the car away for good
The Trolley MMMMeet Mr. Tridden HHHHe is retiring TTTThe trolley will be replaced by busses. HHHHe takes the children for one last ride to Chessman’s Park TTTThey eat lunch together ““““School busses! Won’t even give us a chance to be late to school.”
Facts About John Huff DDDDoug’s very best friend AAAAge 12 HHHHe could pathfind more trails than any Choctaw. CCCCould leap from the sky like a chimpanzee from a vine. CCCCould hold his breath underwater for two minutes CCCCould slide fifty yards CCCCould hit baseballs into apple trees CCCCould jump six-foot orchard walls.
RRRRan laughing SSSSat easy WWWWas not a bully. WWWWas kind. KKKKnew the words to all the cowboy songs and would teach you if you asked. KKKKnew the names of all the wild flowers and when the moon would rise or set and when the tides came in or out.
“He was, in fact, the only god living in the whole of Green Town, Illinois, during the twentieth century that Doug Spaulding knew of.”
Moving Away JJJJohn Huff was moving. DDDDoug was very upset. TTTTried to stop time. PPPPlayed “Statues” DDDDoug worried they would forget each other. MMMMade a pact with Tom never to leave him.
Witchcraft MMMMeet Sam & Elmira Brown SSSSam is the mailman EEEElmira is nosey and clumsy SSSShe is also a hypochondriac SSSShe is jealous of Clara Goodwater AAAAccuses her of being a witch GGGGets sick and falls down a flight of stairs TTTTom is her “innocent”
The Newspaperman & the Swan MMMMeet Helen, age 95. BBBBill Forrester, age 31, has crush on a woman he sees in a photograph. TTTThey meet in an ice cream shop. TTTThey have tea each day and visit about her travels. RRRReincarnation is considered. TTTThe swan vs. dragon metaphor offends Helen. HHHHelen dies in the end. BBBBill wants to wait to meet up with her in another life.
The Lonely One MMMMeet Lavinia Nebbs. IIIIndependent, beautiful and headstrong SSSShe and her friends discover the body of a murdered girl in the ravine while they are on the way to the movies. LLLLavinia decides to walk home alone. MMMMeet the Lonely One. TTTThe killer does not fit the profile. HHHHis killing spree ends.
The Lonely One Revealed
Great-Grandma MMMMeet Doug’s Great- grandma. SSSShe is a hard worker. SSSShe is ready to die. SSSShe requests no “Halloween Party.” SSSShe comforts Doug about death. DDDDoug realizes he will die someday. HHHHis great-grandma dies that summer.
The Tarot Witch TTTThe tarot witch sat in a“glass coffin.” FFFFor a penny she would tell your fortune. MMMMeet Mr. Black, proprietor of the penny arcade. DDDDoug’s fortune says he will live a long life. TTTTom’s card is blank. TTTThe word “Secours!” stands out. TTTThe boys rescue the tarot witch.
Mr. Jonas MMMMeet Mr. Jonas. HHHHe use to be an executive, but now is a junkman. DDDDoug has a high fever. TTTTom’s method is more accurate than the thermometer. MMMMr. Jonas helps Doug recover.
Grandma’s Kitchen MMMMeet Doug’s Grandma MMMMeet Aunt Rose AAAAunt Rose rearranges Grandma’s kitchen and makes the food taste horrible. GGGGrandpa instructs Doug to put the kitchen back, burn the cookbooks and hide grandma’s glasses. TTTThey send Aunt Rose packing.
Summer’s End SSSSchool supplies for sale 99990 bottles of dandelion wine GGGGrandpa remembers new grass. ““““As you get older, the days blur together.” DDDDoug is back where he started, but putting GreenTown to bed this time. NNNNext summer will be even bigger. DDDDandelion Wine is a nostalgic, “coming of age” novel.