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The word “jubilee” is most commonly used to describe the special anniversary of an event. So for instance, in 1977, the people of the United Kingdom celebrated the Queen’s Silver Jubilee, the...

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Chapter 1 of Margaret Walker's Jubilee, a novel set against the backdrop of the dramatic changes in the South shortly before and after the Civil War, introduces many of the characters to the...

Latest answer posted March 28, 2013, 3:03 am (UTC)

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There are many key quotes in the novel Jubilee by Margaret Walker. Perhaps the most moving quotes are made regarding hatred and love. 1. "Keeping hatred inside makes you git mean and evil inside."...

Latest answer posted September 3, 2011, 4:18 am (UTC)

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Several different male characters in Jubilee offer examples of the wide range of male attitudes toward female identity and behavior. John Morris Dutton, Vyry’s father, exemplifies white male...

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One quote I always remember from Jubilee is "Right now I'd rather make a good run than a bad stand." Randall Ware says this in response to being assumed a coward by Henry McNeil Turner. Bishop...

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For Vyry, being a young girl is about being abused and exploited. Except for her time with Mammy Sukey, she lives a difficult life. Vyry grows up experiencing loss after loss. Every adult person...

Latest answer posted January 30, 2020, 8:04 pm (UTC)

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Of course, the major conflict in Jubilee is the conflict of masters against slaves. This is demonstrated particularly through the character of Vyry who, among other things, is subject to the...

Latest answer posted October 31, 2011, 10:05 am (UTC)

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Margaret Walker's Jubilee is a novel depicting, in a historically realistic--yet fictitious--way, the trials and tribulations African Americans faced during life from the Antebellum years to the...

Latest answer posted September 25, 2013, 2:02 am (UTC)

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Margaret Walker's Jubilee has been called an African-American Gone With the Windas the main character, Vyry, undergoes harships that she overcomes. Like Scarlet O'Hara's tribulations, Vyry has...

Latest answer posted August 28, 2011, 9:29 am (UTC)

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From Vyry’s childhood, the reader of Jubilee can learn that slavery included male slaveholders’ sexual domination of enslaved women, the separation of babies from their parents, and the forced...

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"Jubliee" is a maturational novel. You may have heard the literary term for this, bildungsroman. The plot, briefly: Vyry is the mother of a slave who has died. She is sent to work in the "big...

Latest answer posted May 3, 2007, 12:14 am (UTC)

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We learn from Vyry's childhood that life is harsh for a slave, but also that slaves look out for each other as much as they possibly can. Vyry's mother, Hetta, is worn out at age twenty-nine from...

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Vyry is the central character of the novel Jubilee by Margaret Walker, and it is through her eyes that the reader is exposed to the harsh world that she lives in. There are many things that give...

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I would be happy to provide a more segmented summary for you; however, you must realize that Jubilee is not only divided into chapters but also into three "parts." Further, sometimes it is...

Latest answer posted April 15, 2015, 3:52 pm (UTC)

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Jubilee is a historical novel based on the true account of slavery that author Margaret Walker heard as a child from her grandmother, on whom the character Vyry’s daughter is based. Walker...

Latest answer posted March 23, 2012, 6:49 am (UTC)

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Margaret Walker's novel Jubilee is set in the South before, during, and after the Civil War. Walker's narrative is divided into sections. In the first section, the Ante-bellum years, Vyry's...

Latest answer posted September 10, 2011, 7:32 am (UTC)

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Because they are not allowed to have a traditional marriage, Randall Ware and Vyry in Jubilee participate in the slave custom of "jumping the broom." This custom was not recognized in white...

Latest answer posted February 12, 2019, 5:09 pm (UTC)

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Margaret Walker's novel, Jubilee, has become a very important work though it was all but ignored--or criticized--when first published in 1966. As a consequence of Jubilee's present and growing...

Latest answer posted October 31, 2011, 10:36 am (UTC)

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Randall Ware is the first love of Vyry, though a lot of this affection may be contingent on his status as a free man. Indeed, Vyry thinks very highly of a black man who has been free for his entire...

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As the story is set during the American Civil War and its aftermath, and the protagonists are African Americans who begin the story as slaves and end up as free blacks, the key issue you should...

Latest answer posted November 2, 2015, 5:56 pm (UTC)

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In Jubilee by Margaret Walker, many of the whites oppose educating the blacks because as Sir Francis Bacon said, "Knowledge is Power." With education, people can write notes, take notes of what...

Latest answer posted October 31, 2011, 9:44 pm (UTC)

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Vyry, the nickname of Elvira Dutton, is the novel’s protagonist. She is born and raised as an enslaved person on a white-owned Southern plantation. Her life begins in the antebellum period, goes...

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As Hetta lay dying after a still birth that went terribly wrong for her, Master John promises her that he will send for the last child she bore for him, a little girl named Vyry. When the other...

Latest answer posted September 3, 2011, 1:18 pm (UTC)

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The morning after the Fourth of July celebrations, Grimes learns that Lucy has escaped from the plantation. As the overseer, it's Grimes's job to make sure that all the slaves are herded on and off...

Latest answer posted October 18, 2018, 10:20 am (UTC)

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"Antebellum," spelled variously as ante-bellum, ante bellum and antebellum, is an English borrowed word from the Latin ante bellum, which is two Latin words that together mean "before war": ante,...

Latest answer posted October 31, 2011, 5:30 am (UTC)

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Oh, yes, Aunt Sally can DEFINITELY be seen as a mentor to Vyry, who has lost her mother in early childhood. As result, Vyry has no other woman in her life to look up to. In this way, Aunt Sally...

Latest answer posted June 27, 2015, 9:32 pm (UTC)

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"General Lee" is General Robert E. Lee, commander of the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia. The entire story takes place against the backdrop of the Civil War, and Lee was one of the most...

Latest answer posted May 15, 2013, 5:43 pm (UTC)

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The novel Jubilee, which tells the story of a group of African Americans before, during, and after the Civil War, is written in the third-person omniscient point of view. From this perspective, the...

Latest answer posted September 2, 2011, 1:39 am (UTC)

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Count off seven sabbaths of years -- seven times seven years -- so that the seven sabbaths of years amount to a period of forty-nine years. Then have the trumpet sounded everywhere on the tenth...

Latest answer posted October 31, 2011, 7:01 am (UTC)

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One way for you to approach this excellent novel would be to consider the role of food and how it is presented and explored thematically in the story. One cannot help but notice the prominence of...

Latest answer posted March 20, 2012, 3:59 pm (UTC)

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