Part 4 Summary and Analysis

New Characters:
True Belle: Violet’s grandmother. She was taken away when a slave, to help her mistress in Baltimore. She returns to help her daughter and granddaughter when she hears they are in trouble

Rose Dear: Violet’s mother. The strain of trying to single-handedly feed five children and the humiliation of being evicted cause her to eventually commit suicide

Father: Violet’s father is unnamed. He left his family when he could no longer bear the hunger and hopelessness of the land. He would return periodically with presents for everyone

In this part of the novel, we get a chance to go inside Violet’s head and see what she is thinking and feeling. She...

(The entire section is 819 words.)