The Feast of All Saints - Study Guide Section 1-Volume 1, Part 1, Section 1-Volume 1, Part 1, Section 4 Summary & Analysis

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"The Feast of All Saints" by Anne Rice is a tale of the New Orleans community of free men of color living within the laws of the white men that surround them. Each of the characters in this tale encounter moments where they must accept that they have not the same rights as the white men and yet, they must uphold the privileges that they have created for themselves within this area. Much of the tale revolves around a custom in the area called plaisage, where a young woman of color would enter into an arrangement with a white gentleman. The man would provide for her as well as protect her and her children. "The Feast of All Saints" is a fascinating novel that demonstrates the racist atmosphere that permeates America's environs.

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