1. How is Ti Noël described in Part One: Chapter I? Where is he doing with his master in this chapter?
As the novel begins, Ti Noël, an African slave of French plantation owner M. Lenormand de Mézy in the Caribbean, is an expert horseman and picks out a stallion for his owner from among twenty horses. Slave and master ride to the barbershop located in the nearby city called the Cap.
2. What does Ti Noël’s comparison of the wax heads in Part One: Chapter I indicate about his character?
Ti Noël's comparison of the wax heads and the calves' heads in the butcher shop shows his hatred toward the white oppressors, while his master trusts him implicitly to be a good worker, to choose horses, and to fulfill his duties. Ti Noël's master has no idea what goes on in the slave's mind.
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