Not Without Laughter - Chapters 4-6, Thursday Afternoon, Guitar, Work Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 4-6, Thursday Afternoon, Guitar, Work Summary and Analysis

On Thursday afternoon, Hager's youngest daughter Harriet comes home to visit. She decided to quit her job as a waitress because white men harassed her too much and asked her to sleep with them. Instead, she wanted to get a job as a chambermaid at a hotel making good money. Harriet was pretty and was young enough to still be hostile to Hager, in her teenage years perhaps. The entire chapter consists of a conversation between Harriet and Hager.

Harriet doesn't want to follow Christianity as Hager demands that she do. She thinks that Christianity makes black people stuck up and unable to have fun. She thinks of Jesus as "stiff" and "white" and notes that Tempy spends all her time in church but that this just makes her stuck up...

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