Essay Topic 1
On the day of her confirmation, Suzette seems to realize that her dreams are all for nothing without consent. She tells her mother that she wants a church wedding at St. Augustine when she marries. She then acknowledges that it doesn't matter what she wants and that her owners will make those decisions for her.
Discuss Suzette’s life with the implications of having no control over any aspect of her life. Use examples from Cane River to support your response.
Essay Topic 2
Elisabeth says that she knows any one of them - or all of them - could be sold at the whim of their owners. It's around this time that Suzette realizes that the childhood days of companionship with the white children are gone.
What are the reasons Suzette will not be able to play with the white children any longer and how does...
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