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In the story,”In the Cemetery Where Al Jolson Is Buried,” the narrator is afriaid of death and refuses to accept that her friend will die. Even when her friend does die, the narrator refuses to visit the grave or attend the funeral. The narrator fears death and dying alone.

On the the morning she was moved to the cemetery, the one where Al Jolson is buried, I enrolled in a “Fear of Flying” class.
“What is your worst fear?” the instructor asked, and I answered,”That I will finish this course and still be afraid.”
In this passage, the narrator enrolls in a “Fear of Flying” class. She wants to face her fear of death in these lessons.

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