|Plot Summary of Tobacco Road|
Jeeter Lester is slowly dying of starvation in his decaying farmstead on the Tobacco Road in Georgia, USA. He is worn down by poverty and spends his days dreaming of planting crops even though he has no money to buy the seeds with. Tobacco Road details Jeeter's decline in this world as his family, alienated from normal human emotion, strive to survive crippling poverty in the depressed Deep South.
This synopsis report prepared by meg stevens
This book is represented as the realists' literary explanation of deep poverty in the hard-scrabble, depression-era South. The characters are lost, confused and are what we would call "moral idiots." While I don't think it is an accurate picture, as a whole, of the era or people, it is a compelling look at some small segments of the time in the South.
This synopsis report prepared by Kelly Whiting
|Chapter Analysis of Tobacco Road|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Tone of book?
Time/era of story
Kind of living:
- farm poverty
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- White (American)
- Extremely cynical or arrogant
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 4 ()
- Deep South
Small town people:
- very gullible, like Gomer Pyle
- hostile, like Gomer Pyle on steroids
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references only
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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