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Tony Morrison's Recitatif What are the settings, both time and place, of Morrison's...

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sunday2012 | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted August 15, 2012 at 7:24 PM via web

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Tony Morrison's Recitatif

What are the settings, both time and place, of Morrison's story, "Recitatif" and how and why are they significant? Does it matter when the story took place, or where? Also, what is the main struggle of the protagonist? Is she a sympathetic character?

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litteacher8 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted October 1, 2012 at 12:20 AM (Answer #2)

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The story takes place in St. Bonaventure, the shelter.  There is an orchard outside the shelter.  When the story opens, Twyla and Roberta are 8 years old.  Then the story moves up to a few years later.  Then the narration skips again to when they are 28 years old, and then even later.

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