Calpurnia Tate Analysis

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In The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate in chapter 16 the city of Fentress, Texas gets a telephone line that connects them to the state capitol of Austin, Texas which is approximately 45 miles away. This is a huge change for the residents of Fentress because they are finally able to communicate to another town without having to drive there. The telephone line is a sign that the city of Fentress is finally evolving to become a more modern city even though they are taking more time than the larger cities. The quote is saying that not all cities can evolve at the same time and that some of them may take more time than others, and the cities that do not evolve or modernize will become extinct. In chapter 16 Fentress gets a telephone line and the city

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