What makes the "festivity" so bizarre? Chp. 7, Ben Stout's Mistake, The Slave Dancer, Paula Fox

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janeyb eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Well what i think is bizarre is that the ship men make the slaves dress up like women, and then Jesse is ordered to play his fife while the sailors dance around and slap the slaves. It's surely not a festivity i would like to attend or even see.