The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman by Ernest J. Gaines

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What is the primary motivation of Miss Jane Pittman?

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I think that Jane Pittman's primary motivation is to serve as a testament to history.  I sense that she understands this function towards the end of the narrative.  Jane Pittman had been presented as one who recognizes the need to keep an eye on the maintenance of the social order that concerns her.  She never shied away from recognizing the power of what is right and acting on it, even if the context does not leave her own...

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