Question: Where does the term greenhorn come from?

What is the meaning and origin of greenhorn? This word of American origin has been around for several centuries now. When it was first used in the early 15th century, it referred to a young ox or bull — since these animals were green or inexperienced and their horns hadnt matured, they were called greenhorns.

What is the central theme of departure?

In Departure by Sherwood Anderson we have the theme of growth, paralysis, change and hope. Taken from his Winesburg, Ohio collection the story is narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator and from the beginning of the story the reader realises that Anderson may be exploring the theme of growth.

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