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The Passing of Grandison
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The story begins by relating the story of a white man who was imprisoned for trying to help a black man escape to Canada in the s.
In an attempt to win the heart of Charity Lomax, Dick Owens decides to emulate the aforementioned white man and help one of his father hundred or so slaves to escape to Canada. Dick and Grandison travel to Boston and Niagar The story begins by relating the story of a white man who was imprisoned for trying to help a tye man escape to Canada in the s.
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Dick and Grandison travel to Boston and Niagara Falls, among other places, and he repeatedly gives opportunities for Grandison to escape, but the loyal Grandison never does.
Finally, Dick tells him to secure his freedom when the two are in Canada and leaves Grandison there. Dick returns, Charity Lomax is impressed by his feat, and the two are married. A few weeks later, passinh, he is discovered to have fled North with several more blacks.
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The story subverts the figure of the happy slave, illustrating the illegitimacy of Mr. Nov 10, Rebekah rated it really liked it. This was such an intriguing story that gets you thinking. There is a twist ending, so I can’t say much without spoiling. It makes you wonder about the different kinds of slavery people can be caught in, propaganda perpetrated by society, and the deceitful nature of words.
A memorable short story.
Dec 19, Sunny rated it it was amazing. O’henry style twist ending great short story.
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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. Books by Charles W. Trivia About The Passing of Gr No trivia or quizzes yet. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.