Strange Fruit - Chapters 7-8 Summary & Analysis

Lillian Smith
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In Chapter 7, Tracy goes straight to Henry’s cabin instead of to his own house. He asks his childhood friend to pour him a drink and announces he’s going to join the church. Tracy explains to Henry his motivations for joining the church and then asks Henry why he goes to church. Henry says most times it is to get a girl. Tracy tells Henry he believes hell was made up as a way to scare and control people. Tracy rambles on about the war and Henry suggests they go fishing. Tracy says he’s going to church. Henry makes him gargle to wash the liquor smell off his breath before he goes.

Tracy chides Henry for the filth he’s let build up in the cabin. As he does so, he thinks about Henry’s parents. Mamie McIntosh had been like...

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