The Flamming Cross

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28.03.2001

White an essay about The Flaming Cross

related to your main theme freedom

First of all I will give a brief summary of the book, because then it will be a lot easier to talk about “The Flaming Cross” in a point of view, where we can include the main theme freedom, and talk about, what freedom actually is. What is freedom? I will answer the question later in the essay.

“The Flaming Cross” is about a doctor Jane Jones who comes from the big city of New York to the little isolated suburb called Hicksville. Her intention is good; she wants to help the poor Negroes who live in the town, but her way of helping them is not accepted by all the people in the town. She is giving young women tele-phone numbers for abortion clinics, which makes The Ku Klux Klan really upset. The members of the Klan (actually a greater part of the town) are against her, and they call her a ‘baby-killer’ because she prevents new life to be born.

The book ends with, that Dr. Jane Jones leaves town, because she is in danger. The Ku Klux Klan is really mad of what she has been doing. “Go back to the city of New York. You don’t know how a little town acts,” they said, in other words, they recommended her to leave immediately. She refuses and wont believe what she has been told, but soon she realises that they are serious. They are going to kill her sooner or later, if she doesn’t leave, and lucky for her, she does leave.

What is The Ku Klux Klan, and what do they believe in?
The Ku Klux Klan was formed after the Civil war in America in 1865. It was a group of people, who was unsatisfied with the result of the war. They could NOT accept that Negroes was allowed to go free. In the beginning The Ku Klux Klan wasn’t a violent clan, but after two years the violence sat in. The aim the Ku Klux Klan has been fighting for is a white United States '' without any coloured people.

What makes people be a part of such kind of brotherhood?
I think, that the reason why people...
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