The House Girl - Part Two: Lina, Josephine, Dorothea; Chapters 1-3 Summary & Analysis

Tara Conklin
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The first chapter of “Part Two: Lina, Josephine, Dorothea,” is titled “Lina,” is told in past tense, and opens with an article titled “Lottie, by Porter Scales.” Porter writes about the painting by that title and points out that Lu Anne Bell portrayed Lottie with “tenderness and hope,” though there is no explanation as to why Lu Anne felt that way about the slave woman (124). The second article of the chapter is titled “Lu Anne Bell's Children No. 2.” Porter talks about the homemade paper and that there is no way to be certain whether the children are white or black. He suggests it could be about the children she lost or a statement on the children born to slave women and their black masters. He goes on to say that Lu Anne may have realized that being a...

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