What does the last sentence mean? ...... the Captain's only male first cousin was a policeman in the city of Nashville. Being a great snob, and with no real pride in him, the Captain set exaggerated store by the lost past. Tips: It is from the novel Reflections in a Golden Eye by Carson McCullers. Questions: 1\what does 'him' refer to? the Captain's only male first cousin or the Captain himself? 2\what exactly does the phrase 'set exaggerated store by the lost past' mean?
Feb 28, 2017 4:50 PM
Answers · 5
"to set your store by something" is to place importance or reliance on something. In this case, he is placing too much importance on the past. To know more precisely, we would need more context.
February 28, 2017
"him" refers to another, so from your context, I presume the cousin. I'll answer the other one later.
February 28, 2017
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