"The Corn PLanting" by: Sherwood Anderson- (1876-1941)
They effect the story's plot or theme because the story revolves around these characters, and also the theme is stated by what the characters do in the story.
hard-working and kind farmer
a hard-working, country farmer
was an easy-going, easy-liking son of the Hutchensons.
Another event was that Will graduated highschool, and left for Chicago. Will went to the Art Institute because he had a gift for drawing. When he went to Chicago, he went to live with his cousin.
The exposition is in the country at a farmhouse. The main characters are the Hutchensons.
One event was that Hatch took over the farm after his father died. After he married, they stayed around the farm. After growing more together, they had a son, Will Hutchenson.
The main conflict that happened was that Hal would always come to the Hitchenson's house to tell stories of their son. Hatch and his wife also got a letter from Will. This was one of the last letters from will because he and his friends got drunk and had a wreck. Will died .
The Hutchenson's went to plant corn for their son's death. They did not speak a word to anyone or to each other. This is how they are dealing with the lose of their only child, Will.
The theme of the story is that bad thing in life still happen. Even if you don't know why, there is always your own way to deal with them. My personal reaction is that the story was going in a good direction, and then BOOM, went the upsetting direction quickly.