Her Sweet Jerome - Her Sweet Jerome Summary & Analysis

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Her Sweet Jerome Summary

The story begins with the black female narrator going frantically through a closet full of clothes and throwing the clothes on the bed after she has checked all of the pockets. The clothes that she is searching through were purchased by her for her man. She finds nothing in the pockets and reflects on how he doesn't like most of the clothes she has bought for him but wears them if she agrees to stay home and not touch him while he is getting dressed.

The narrator is described as a big, awkward black woman with fat handsand a fat neck and body. Her problems begin when she first falls in love with a schoolteacher, Mr. Jerome Franklin Washington III, who is ten years younger than she. The narrator vows that she would become Mrs. Jerome Franklin Washington III; later, she does. She...

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