In Love & Trouble; Stories of Black Women - The Flowers Summary & Analysis

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The Flowers Summary

Myop walks from the pigpen, into the fields, to a stream where wildflowers grow. Myop walks along, enjoying the warm summer day, picking flowers. Suddenly Myop steps into the skull of a man. The man's body lies on the ground uncovered, his head separate from his body. At the base of his skull is a single rose that grows up in the circle of a noose. Myop lies her flowers on the ground. Summer is over.

The Flowers Analysis

The story is a very short one, but it paints a vivid picture. The writer uses the setting to express this child's carefree life until the moment something dark intrudes. The child comes upon the skeleton of a man who was hung, for what crime the reader can only guess. It is implied that the man was hung because of racial prejudice...

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