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What is the significance of the noose in "The Flowers" by Alice Walker?

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It isn't just the discovery of a human skull that changes Myop. She is “unafraid” and only gives “a little yelp of surprise” having stepped on the skull.

It’s the noose that finally establishes the point that the skull belongs to the man that was lynched to death. As soon as Myop is able to relate “the rotted remains of the noose” with the “frayed, rotted, bleached, and frazzled” piece of...

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