Reflection of Literature

Topics: Slavery in the United States, Slavery, Black people Pages: 2 (758 words) Published: May 9, 2013
Reflection on Literature
Shakita L. Grimsley
ENG125: Introduction to Literature
April 29, 2013

Literature has many different paths of writing you can choose from, such as fiction or non-fiction, short stories or poems. Each category has its own way of capturing your attention. Today I will be exploring the literature of Nadine Gordimer and her short story Country Lovers. I will be exploring on how this literature work caught my attention and how it made my imagination wonder and the feelings I got from this short story. Country Lovers (1975) is a story of forbidden love between a black woman—Thebedi and Paulus, the son of her white masters. It was a story of a love that bore out of childhood romance that blossomed to adulthood until the harmless flirtation lead to sexual curiosity (Clugston, 2010). This short story caught my attention because around that time racial was as serious as it comes and some people couldn’t truly control their feelings with people of the opposite race. So many slaves and white slave owners had a lot of forbidden relationships that no one knew about until kids was created and they were mixed. The writer Nadine was one of the few writers that actual wrote about who these relationships played.

With this piece of literature my feeling was curiosity because the story engages the reader in inter–racial issues from a sociological/psychological perspective (Clugston, 2010). The tone of the story gives readers the opinion of what the two lovers really was thinking knowing the severity of them talking to each other knowing the serious outcome that could have come. The imagination it gives you when it explains to readers how they had to take long walks to just get time to truly express their feelings for one another. This writing did give me the chance to escape a past or present association. I personally have personal experiences with inter- racial issues. An I truly believe that some people still have issues with people dating...
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