Black Man and White Woman in Dark Green Rowboat - Pages 98 - 100 Summary & Analysis

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After the residents on the rowboat joked about the young man’s turban, they observed the old “lattices” (98) at the bottom of the lake. The narrator remarked on the otherwise nonexistent “history” (98) that these lattices brought to the trailer park. The young woman “lifted her feet away” (98) from the man before telling him that she was worried about “already putting on weight” (98), implying that she was concerned about being pregnant. The girl then revealed that she told her mother about this situation, at which point the man stopped rowing to express his concern that their relationship would end badly.

The man began to row unsteadily, and the girl told him that her mother had accepted their relationship, but the man remained skeptical. The girl’s deceased father would have disliked the man because of his race, but the girl told the man that...

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