1Student’s NameProfessor’s NameCourseDD MM YYYYThe Gilda StoriesJewelle Gomez, the author of ‘The Gilda Stories’ is a remarkable writer and also anactivist. The novel explores significant humanity aspects from the unimaginable non-humantraits. The Gilda Stories includes different issues and themes, for example, gender, race,sexuality, domestic abuse, bravery, freedom, sharing, power, desire, and family.The African-American lesbian vampire story has eight chapters and it begins in Louisiana in 1850, theunnamed young female run away from slavery on the plantation after the death of her mother. Inher escape, she killed a white man; a bounty hunter with a knife, and prevented herself frombeing raped and returned to the slavery system. She was rescued by a white lesbian vampire,Gilda and was welcomed to the brothel. While in the brothel, Gilda, and her fellow vampire, Birdeducated her and later turned her into a vampire. After the death of Gilda, she adopted the nameGilda and learned more about the ways of the vampire. She spent 200 years looking for a placeto call home, 1890 she sold the Woodard’s and traveled to California, 1921 in Missouri, 1955 inMassachusetts she worked as a beautician, in 1971 she moved to Ney York and worked as a stagemanager in a theater, 2020 in New Hampshire, and 2050 in the Land of Enchantment.
2However, she had not yet experienced that freedom. Despite the escape from theenslavement, the world was not hospitable to her and her family. Gilda portrayed a significanttrait of generosity, timeless love, introspection, power, creativity, bravery, queerness, anddetermination through the story. She is so desperate to find a community and a place to callhome. Inspiration, fear, and a feeling of belonging were generously offered in exchange for