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How does the setting affect what happens?
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The action of this story takes place on the front yard of a house, a piece of private property. The resolution of the story is that the white filmmakers are ordered to leave the property - this could only happen when the property is privately owned. Would the family have encountered them on a city street, the family could not have behaved as such. Like most of Bambara’s stories, ‘‘Blues Ain’t No Mockin Bird’’ features strong African-American female characters and reflects social and political issues of particular concern to the contemporary African-American community. To move the family away from their home would eliminate their upper hand, and take away from the sense of strength Bambara wished to express.
Posted by sullymonster on October 23, 2007 at 3:57 AM (Answer #1)
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