Discussion of themes and motifs in Ethan Canin's Star Food

How does Dade shock readers, in the short story, "Star Food" by Ethan Canin?

How does Dade shock readers, in the short story, "Star Food" by Ethan Canin?

How does Dade shock readers, in the short story, "Star Food" by Ethan Canin?
There is no one way Dade, the main character and narrator of the short story, shocks the reader. Moreover, some would say that Dade does not shock the reader at all, as the story pretty much ends in the same way as it began. However, if there is a place where Dade does something out of the ordinary it is when he makes a resolve to catch the middle-aged thief. As the story progresses, there is a middle-aged woman who steals from his store. He strangely feels compassion for her and so he does nothing. But one night he decides to catch her, and so he waits. This new-found determination is somewhat shocking, as it is not within Dade’s character. In the end, he does catch her, but he lets her go.

Nov 9, 2005 - Today I read

Explain the ways in which "Star Food" by Ethan Canin revolves around two characters who have different values and perceptions of life. What final conclusion can you make about these varying views?

Star Food - DanielSet - Grade 8

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1.) Why does Dade spend so much time on the roof of the store

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