The Third Life of Grange Copeland Summary
Alice Walker

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The Third Life of Grange Copeland Summary

Manhood is a pervasive theme. In the first scene between father and son after Brownfield's release from prison, Grange articulates a definition of manhood that stresses responsibility for one's actions.

Grange regrets that he had attempted to assert his manliness by using Josie and abandoning his wife. In his third life, Grange redefines manliness in terms of devotion to wife and children and a commitment to fulfilling one's family...

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