Unformatted text preview: He is quick to see racism in others words and actions and hearing the word nigger come out of his wifes mouth is part of what finally sets him off. The other major contributor to his snap is the evident lack of sleep that brings about an already ornery man. The character is in a terrible mood from the second he wakes up and feels the need to lash out to let his emotions that he has kept bottled up overtake his common sense. Unfortunately his kind sweet cheerful wife who does nothing wrong, is at the wrong end of this anger. When she says the word nigger even in a joking manner this word triggers the characters rage and with all his built up anger, that has probably been manifesting for years as he mentions they never argue, finally comes bursting out in a violent attack on the woman he loves the most....
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- Fall '09
- Ann Petry, Nigger, word nigger, Ryan Wisneski, Winding Sheet Response