American lit 8/30
American lit 8/30 ENGL 2260 - 009
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Date Created: 08/31/16
“The Sherifs Children" Charles Chestnut, the author, talked about racial violence, racism, black and white sexual relationships, and intermarriages. He is a lawyer so he is passionate about these topics. He found that people don’t wish to hear about these topics or push them forward as an issued topic as a country at that time. story takes place 10 years after the Civil War in NC so these deep south states are seeing a lot of change… however, custom supersedes law meaning that when the laws change, people do not change The sherif is "honorable" because he stands up for his responsibilities when he protects the prisoner and also he is so surprised when the prisoner pulls the gun on him and he is so shocked by it. he is protecting the prisoner even when we may think that he sides more with the people who are trying to kill Tom ﬁnding out that the prisoner was his son makes us think that he has not always been honorable throughout his life - selling his wife and child didn’t bother him until later in his life we ﬁnd out he almost fought on the side of the union meaning that something about slavery is bothersome to him - but his son, the prisoner, takes that honor away from him by telling him he was never a parent to him The prisoner is of mixed race but because white is the protected race, he is assigned black. Because of this his punishment is assumed and they don’t even try to ﬁgure out if he actually committed this crime. by him pulling a gun, the reader thinks he is guilty; however, he knows that the system is going to fail him and they will assume he is guilty regardless so his only option is to escape
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