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Unformatted text preview: The way that they tell this story from many different peoples point of view fits this mystery very well. With each person the reader learns a little bit more about the situation. Each character gives backgrounds of one another so that the reader is not left guessing about what is happening in the story. The story develops somewhat slowly but that is mainly because it is all about one event and they just keep using the same time frame but from different points of view. It is surprising to see that people in the 70s were still living with plantations with slave houses on them that were lived in by low income blacks. It seems as though that slavery never really left because the blacks are still treated like second class citizens. The old men recall how Fix and Mathu got into a fight because he wouldnt carry his things and they begin to talk about how blacks have been...
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This note was uploaded on 07/15/2010 for the course LIT 312 taught by Professor Staples during the Spring '10 term at Randolph-Macon.
- Spring '10
- American Literature