Tar Baby Chapter 9: Summary and Analysis

Toni Morrison

Chapter 9: Summary and Analysis

New Characters:
Carl: the black man who drove Son and Jadine in Eloe

Old Man: Son’s father, real name, Franklin G. Green

Ellen: Soldier’s wife

Aunt Rosa: Son’s aunt in Eloe, with whom Jadine stays at night

Sally Brown: Cheyenne’s mother, who wanted to avenge her daughter’s death by killing Son

Horace, Frank G, Francine, and Parky Green: Son’s siblings

Three months later, Son and Jadine visit Eloe, Florida, where Son grew up. Jade’s first observation when they get off the bus is that the entire town looks as big as only one block in Queens, New York. Son tells her she is not actually in Eloe yet, just in the...

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