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Go Down, Moses

It is in the commissary that Ike reads the ledger of his Uncle Buddy and his father, twins whose handwriting and spelling is even identical. From this ledger he gleans details of his family...

Latest answer posted March 26, 2014, 7:43 pm (UTC)

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Go Down, Moses

"Go Down, Moses" directly reflects the drive to escape slavery and achieve freedom. Moses was the Biblical leader sent by God to lead the Hebrew slaves out of Egypt after confronting Pharoah. The...

Latest answer posted July 4, 2013, 2:56 am (UTC)

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Go Down, Moses

To answer the first part of your question, McCaslin Edmond's question is likely not simply a ruse or a distraction. This section of the story is part of a very long dialogue between McCaslin...

Latest answer posted August 8, 2018, 5:02 am (UTC)

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Go Down, Moses

(This note refers to the final story of the book, Go Down, Moses.) Faulkner’s style is often ripe with symbolic imagery. The story, “Go Down, Moses,” is no exception. Imagery of fire and ashes are...

Latest answer posted September 25, 2018, 6:23 pm (UTC)

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Go Down, Moses

In "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot," the refrain that emerges is "Comin' for to carry me home." It is every other verse of the song. Even the title is only present in the first line. The refrain...

Latest answer posted July 5, 2013, 4:37 am (UTC)

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Go Down, Moses

In the spiritual, the group of people that are oppressed are the ancient Israelites. The opening stanza of the song depicts the Jewish slaves who were oppressed by the Pharaoh of Egypt. This is a...

Latest answer posted July 3, 2013, 5:13 am (UTC)

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Go Down, Moses

In the context of the song, Moses is telling Pharaoh to "let my people go." Moses is speaking to evil Pharaoh. Moses is articulating the need for the Israelites who are suffering under Egyptian...

Latest answer posted July 3, 2013, 10:59 pm (UTC)

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