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9. Interpret the role of each of the men on the porch. 10. Contrast Mister Leland with Mister Harper. 11. Explain the dilemma of Harry Leland. How does he resolve it? 12. How does the fact that the story takes place in an imaginary state add to the novel's effectiveness? 13. How does Tucker view freedom? 14. Discuss Dymphna and Dewey as guardians of the status quo in race relations. com SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY KELLEY, WILLIAM MELVIN. " Mademoiselle (March 1965). _____. " New York Times Magazine (May 20, 1962): 45.

However, each separate chapter is devoted to flashbacks, some encompassing many years. In addition, some sections are personal memories of the characters, while other sections are devoted to legend. It is interesting to note that the chapter which tells of the African and his refusal to become a slave and the chapter concerning the day Tucker destroyed all physical and emotional ties with the white southern society which had nearly destroyed him take on the sense of being legends. Both men, through their heroic and somewhat mysterious nature, become heroes within the folklore of the region.

How does Tucker view freedom? 14. Discuss Dymphna and Dewey as guardians of the status quo in race relations. com SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY KELLEY, WILLIAM MELVIN. " Mademoiselle (March 1965). _____. " New York Times Magazine (May 20, 1962): 45. _____. " Negro Digest XVII (May 1968): 10-15. _____. " Negro Digest XIX (November 1969): 17-19. SEREBNICH, JOHN. " Library Journal LXXXIV (October 1959): 3015.

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