"Shall Not Perish", 109 (Event)

Page Number: 
109
Order within Page: 
4
First 8-10 words of event: 
So it must be all right, even if I didn't,
Page Event Ends: 
110
Era: 
Midcentury (1941-)
Characters Mentioned: 
Narrative Status: 
Narrated
Date: 
Saturday, July 25, 1942 to Saturday, August 1, 1942
Notes: 

The role of the African American domestic worker cannot be understated here - he is central to this scene and to the narrative as a whole, occupying spaces in the narrator's imagination to which he is not even aware. Morrison's "Playing in the Dark" would illuminate "Shall Not Perish" in fascinating ways.

Summary: 

De Spain's Negro butler removes de Spain's pistol from the table; de Spain offers the Griers a ride back to Frenchman's Bend, but Mrs. Grier explains that they will take Quick's bus.

Chronological Order: 
42.00
Indeterminate Date Range: 
Keywords: 
Race, Class, Courtesy
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