Tom and Irene have another girl, Ellen. The day after Ellen is born, Matilda reminds Tom of the importance of telling the family story from Kunta Kinte on down. Tom admits that if someone ever forgot to tell the story to any newborn infant, surrounded by kin, the ghost of “Gran’mammy Kizzy” would terrorize them all.
The Civil War rages and news of battles reaches the Murray plantation almost daily. The air is hot with numerous Confederate battles fought and won. White plantation owners laugh at Lincoln losing personal friends on the battlefield.
The Murray slaves...
(The entire page is 425 words.)
Want to read the whole thing?
Subscribe now to read the rest of this article. Plus, get access to:
- 30,000+ literature study guides
- Critical essays on more than 30,000 works of literature from Salem on Literature (exclusive to eNotes)
- An unparalleled literary criticism section. 40,000 full-length or excerpted essays.
- Content from leading academic publishers, all easily citable with our "Cite this page" button.
- 100% satisfaction guarantee READ MORE