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A Christmas Story By Annie Dillard

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Annie Dillard, in “A Christmas Story,” expresses the difference between seeing and understanding, and simply looking without understanding. She begins the story by describing an extravagant banquet. This banquet took place in a hall filled with chandeliers, decorated tables, and centerpieces. Young adults and adolescents were present, while musicians entertained the guests.
During this banquet, there was one course served, a specialty soup that contained various ingredients. The guests ate the soup and came back for more. However, the host was disappointed that no one had “really understood the excellence of the soup.” As he gazed through a curtain overlooking the hall, he saw an old man sitting and looking around. Suddenly the man became
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