Queen Sugar Themes & Motifs

Natalie Baszile
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Loss

Charley inherits the sugarcane farm after losing her father. She loses the opportunity to sell the land because he put it in a trust with specific stipulations. She lost her husband to a robbery and almost lost her daughter to serious burns.

Ralph Angel has lost his father, mother, wife, sister, and his old best friend Hollywood. He loses job after job. Micah loses her garden patch (except the pumpkin) in the hurricane.

In addition to the losses each has already faced, there are pending losses as well. If Charley cannot make the sugarcane farm operation profitable, she loses the last of her income and any income to try producing a crop again in the future. If the farm is not successful she loses her father's fight against racism and her own fight against racism and sexism. The farm is time consuming and her daughter does...

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