Tar Baby Chapter 2: Summary and Analysis

Toni Morrison

Chapter 2: Summary and Analysis

New Characters:
Woman in yellow: woman whom Jade encounters in a Paris store

Ryk: Jadine’s European white suitor, who wants to marry her; sent her a sealskin coat for Christmas

Celestina and Alicia: twin aunts of Margaret’s father; red-haired residents of Buffalo

Joseph and Leonora Lordi: Margaret’s parents

Summary
The dreams of the sleeping and the thoughts of the sleepless consort throughout the Caribbean night in L’Arbe de la Croix. After a restless sleep, Jade awakens in terror from a nightmare of ladies’ broad-brimmed hats pursuing her. She then recalls a party she had given two months ago in Paris to celebrate her successes. She had just...

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