By Alice Walker
**In one lifetime we've many probabilities to get it right** Grange Copeland, a deeply conflicted and suffering tenant farmer within the Deep South of the Nineteen Thirties, leaves his relatives and every little thing he’s ever identified to discover happiness and admire within the chilly towns of the North. This misadventure, his “second life,” proves a dark failure that sends him again the place he got here from to confront his now-grown-up son’s disastrous relationships along with his circle of relatives, together with Grange’s granddaughter, Ruth Copeland, a toddler that Grange grows to like. Love turns into the substance of his 3rd and ultimate lifestyles. He spends it in devotion to Ruth, instructing and holding her—though the price of doing so is sort of greater than he can endure. This publication good points an illustrated biography of Alice Walker together with infrequent photographs from the author’s own assortment. **
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While most participants voiced that middle age was a time of relative occupational security, they also discussed how moving into old age limits occupational opportunities and signifies retirement. Several men spoke specifically about the existence of a chronological cut-off point, after which it would be difficult or impossible to change careers or jobs. Jack (age 61) talked about experiencing increased invisibility at work: ‘I really felt treated like I was an old man ... ’ They often mentioned retirement as a goal previously distant, which had grown close.
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I was watching him last night playing, you know, that’s a wonderful kind of engagement and something hopefully he retains ... ’. These participants largely felt that old age was a sort of acquiescence, a failure to try hard enough, often with scorn for those who did not fight against their ageing. Various participants brought up examples of individuals who were ‘living old’ or just not trying hard enough, letting themselves go. Most of the interviewees agreed that there were some parts of ageing life that one can and should control.
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