From Janie Crawford To Sula: Black Female Characters In Fiction We Love And Hate

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Lutie Johnson, The Street by Ann Petry

Lutie was a single mother trying desperately to raise her son in Harlem during the 1940s. Though Lutie was beautiful and eager to display her skills, she was often setback by the many plots and jealousies against her. As resilient as Lutie seemed, it became apparent that she was in a circle of oppression that she could not climb out of; therefore she gave up and walked away when she should have fought harder.



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