Unformatted text preview: • Via the women, Naylor creates different voices within a socio-cultural context. • Community Theme • Sisterhood & Family Theme o Brewster Place was like a family within the community. Most people were representing AFAM together. The ones left out were Lorraine and Theresa because they were different (lesbians). • Naylor’s Scrutiny of Sexism and Black Male Violence o Still homophobia even within the community. We can’t survive without one another. In the end, Lorraine sinks because they don’t row “together”…Mattie: father, Butch, Basil o Black Male Violence Etta: Reverend Woods – sexual abuse, used her Cora: men doing “what felt good” in the dark Ciel: Eugene • Survival Hope & Redemption...
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- Fall '08
- The Women of Brewster Place, Negro, Afro-Latin American, Brewster Place