Horatio Alger Series: The Tin Box

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The Tin Box by Horatio Alger is like most of his stories a rags to riches story.This story contains the three elements of almost every Alger story. First, there is the desperate situation of a poor boy, who by difficult effort improves himself and succeeds. This is the heroic element that most people refer to and respond to when they admire an Alger story. It relies on a view of man as having free will and a self-made soul. In particular, observe that Dick changes from someone who lives short-range to someone who thinks about the future. He is able to discipline himself to prepare for the future across time, even though his progress is incremental. Both in his acquisition of a modest sum of money and in his acquisition of knowledge, we see him act consistently to obtain a distant goal. This is why Alger is often said to promote "middle-class values." The members of the middle class improve themselves gradually, across time.
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March 21, 2012
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