Read the following lines from “Vincent van Gogh: Portrait of an Artist.” Every Sunday on his way to church, young Vincent


Read the following lines from “Vincent van Gogh: Portrait of an Artist.”
Every Sunday on his way to church, young Vincent would pass the headstone carved with the name he shared. Did he feel as if his dead brother were the rightful Vincent, the one who would remain perfect in his parents’ hearts, and that he was merely an unsatisfactory replacement? That might have been one of the reasons he spent so much of his life feeling like a lonely outsider, as if he didn’t fit anywhere in the world.
Why would the author share this in the very beginning?
This information should be considered as the reader learns about van Gogh throughout his life.
The author wanted to find a way for readers to like Vincent.
The information is sensationalistic and will grab the attention of modern readers.
Readers enjoy feeling sympathy for the characters they read about.


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