Objects & Places from Swing Time

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Swing Time

This film that Tracey and the narrator watch represents the girls’ desire to succeed as dancers.

Fred Astaire

This is an actor and dancer in a movie that Tracey and the narrator watch. At first they aspire to be like him, but eventually become disillusioned with him.


This is a dance where boys are taken into the African bush to be circumcised and initiated into the adult world.

Michael Jackson

This is a dancer who has achieved the ultimate success in Tracey and the narrator’s eyes. When his skin color changes, the narrator thinks he has denied his heritage.

Jeni LeGon

This is an actress who is black and looks a lot like Tracey. As girls, the narrator and Tracey imagine her life to be wonderful. Later, the narrator learns that she suffered discrimination and a lack of respect.

Bridge Accident

This is when...

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