|Plot Summary of Roots|
This is a story about about an African girl searching for her roots. Kunta Kinte is her great grandfather who lived and worked on a white man's farm. The book shows what Kunta goes through when his girl child is sold to another white man. She is raped by the white man and she gives birth to his children .All of this is quitely borne by White man's wife. Later on one of her children becomes White man's horseman. The book clearly shows what Africans went through under white colonial rule. It is the reflection of pain, hurt, and humiliation they suffered at the hands of their white bosses.
This synopsis report prepared by nidhi
From the beautiful lush west african shores young healthy HUMANS!!! are plucked from their native villages, only to face the horrors that await them in the thriving new world. The story begins with a boy called Kunte Kinte forced into slavery and progresses through many generations who endure the worst of human tragedies.
This synopsis report prepared by heather huckfeldt
|Chapter Analysis of Roots|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Tone of book?
Time/era of story
- minorities fighting for rights
Inside culture (main char)
- story of the poor
- Being oppressed by outside culture
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Outside culture (society)
- African Black
- American South
- long lived adults
- Black (American)
- Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 2 ()
- Deep South
Kind of Africa:
- Black Africa
- lot of descript of crop raising
- fancy mansion
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
Weird Victorian/Shakespearean English?
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
- little dialog
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