Traditions In William Faulkner's Dandelion Wine

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Many things have changed from 1928 to present day, although many things still remain the same after these many years. While reading Dandelion Wine I really enjoyed being able to see these differences and similarities throughout the story. Some major aspects include family, technology, and safety. In 1928 it was common to spend a lot of time together as a family. One of the many traditions in Dandelion Wine would be them gathering as a family. In Dandelion Wine, Tom and Douglass spend parts of their days helping grandfather pick dandelions (Bradbury 13). After they pick them, grandfather presses them making Dandelion Wine. They make a bottle each day of summer, so that in the winter they will have plenty and be able to have a taste of summer (page 14). My family also has traditions similar to these. Every year the weekend after Thanksgiving all the girls in my family get together and make Christmas cookies up north. This is always a lot of fun and I look forward for this every year. Another tradition we have before Christmas the other side …show more content…
They would spend time talking about what happened during there day (31). When I was younger my great aunt and uncle would babysit my brothers and I everyday. They would pick us up from school, along with most of my cousins. I always looked forward to going there everyday and spending time with my family, it was always lots of fun. They lived on a main road and had a big front porch. They had a white porch swing with some rocking chairs. When we finished our homework we would go outside and sit on the porch. We would play a game where we each would choose a car color and then we would count how many cars passed by in our color. This game was always a lot of fun. Also one of my favorite times on the porch was during storms. The porch was covered so whenever it was storming we would sit on the porch and watch the storm. It was always so

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