HUM.102.022 recitatif

HUM.102.022 recitatif - Robert Crescenzi Dr. Donahue HUM...

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Robert Crescenzi HUM 102-022 Dr. Donahue 02/07/2011 Character Analysis of Roberta in “Recitatif” Roberta plays an important role in the short story, “Recitatif”. Throughout the story, the narrator, Twyla, crosses paths with Roberta a total of four times; once in an orphanage, once in a diner, once at a supermarket, and once at a protest rally. Roberta’s self image and state of mind both differ with every encounter with the narrator. The first time Roberta and the narrator met was in an orphanage and they were paired up to board together because they were the only two children with parents that were still alive. At first, Twyla didn’t like Roberta by her smell, claiming that all colored people smelled bad, but within short time they became friends. Roberta was very quiet and did not enjoy questioning anything, which started their friendship. She also did not know how to read or write. Twyla’s second encounter with Roberta was at the diner when they were young adults.
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This note was uploaded on 03/21/2011 for the course PHYS 111A taught by Professor Universal during the Fall '10 term at NJIT.

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