A Southern Morality Tale In Henry Brandon's Life

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Loren Shealy American Studies 211 February 2, 2012 A Southern Morality Tale Henry Brandon was born into a wealthy, white, southern family and was given many opportunities in his life to succeed before succumbing to alcoholism. During the mid to late 1930s (the exact date is unknown), Henry Brandon was living as a vagrant in Yanceyville, North Carolina when George Anderson interviewed him for his life history, Through A Glass Darkly. Henry Brandon’s life history depicts the life of a wealthy, southern aristocrat that was given incredible advantages, privileges, and educational opportunities, including a degree from Harvard, only to throw everything away for a bottle of whiskey. In the 1930s, a diversity of people lived in the South; Henry Brandon’s life of failure, disappointment, and poor…show more content…
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