The Goophered Grapevine

The Goophered Grapevine Charles W. Chesnutt
  • Title: The Goophered Grapevine
  • Author: Charles W. Chesnutt
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  • Page: 380
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  • The Goophered Grapevine Charles W. Chesnutt The Goophered Grapevine The first story by a black writer to appear in The Atlantic magazine
    The first story by a black writer to appear in The Atlantic magazine.
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    About Charles W. Chesnutt


    1. Charles Waddell Chesnutt was an author, essayist and political activist, best known for his novels and short stories exploring complex issues of racial and social identity.


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    1. Goophered means bewitched, cursed This is not an easy read because the major part of it is not written in conventional English, but the English of old, black folks But dat wa n t de quares thing bout de goopher When Henry come ter de plantation, he wuz gittin a little ole an stiff in de j ints But dat summer he got des ez spry en libely ez any young nigger on de plantation fac , he got so biggity dat Mars Jackson, de oberseah, ha ter th eaten ter whip im, ef he didn stop cuttin up his didos en b [...]

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    2. Very Clever The type of story that when you think about after you finish you understand how clever it was , when you have just missed it cause everything was just so subtle.

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    3. The Goophered Grapevine, is an example of the Nineteenth Century realist form of American literature, whereby the guiding principal assumption rests with the concept that the story imitates reality In realist literature, not only do authors explore the fiction of reality over which people have control, but they also draws upon characters and circumstances from everyday life and applies accurate American language and dialogue to the story Further, realism reflects the popular interest with the sc [...]

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    4. I wish I was able to understand it.

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    5. The Goophered Grapevine gives the reader a realistic representation of a particular American region and its people The author set his tale in rural North Carolina, and makes use of a specific dialect to express this regionalism Although the author himself is African American, the narrator or persona of the story seems to be a white man Chesnutt probably did this to show the drastic contrast in speech or dialect between the narrator and the local black man he speaks to in the story While others h [...]

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