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What if any is the significance of the scene at the abichi party?

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nova | Student, Grade 11 | eNotes Newbie

Posted November 5, 2007 at 1:30 PM via web

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What if any is the significance of the scene at the abichi party?

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oumaimah | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted April 19, 2008 at 8:25 PM (Answer #1)

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1- The condescending attitude of the American girl.

2- Powerful people think they can lay their hands on everything or anyone they want to. 

3- The conflict between coloured people and white is symbolised by Beatrice's refusal to talk and the American girl's aloofness. Sam tries unsuccessfully to engage both of them in a conversation.

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