Funnyhouse of a Negro - Part 3 Summary & Analysis

Adrienne Kennedy
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Part 3 Summary

The Negro man speaks in another long monologue about how his father's mother had dreamed that one day he would be a Christ for his race. In poetic images that refer to the beauty of Africa, he speaks of how she had wanted him to return there, re-learn what life was like there, come back, and save his people. He says that his father's mother hadn't wanted his father to marry his mother, but that the marriage had gone ahead anyway. He then talks about how, after the marriage, his mother and father had gone to Africa. His father had fallen out of love with his mother there and had come home drunk one night and raped her. The Negro man tells of how he identified with, loved and took care of his mother, which caused his father to become very angry and struggle even more to...

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