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Point of view of March Vol 3

The first chapters of March vol 3 by John Lewis might leave a reader feeling Hurt  because Black people’s vote didn’t matter. Many of...

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“My judgment had been due to my sense of how little they appeared to want. I could not conceive of peddling myself for so low a price. But, for a higher price?For Fonny”

I think Tish is considering selling herself so she can get money to help Fonny. She wants to support Fonny she will do...

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I noticed that Daniel is a witness and he can provide alibis that Fonny wasn't there the night of Victoria rape but sadly he's in jail.

That's why Daniel is such a major character in this book, he hold information that can help Fonny.

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I think that Victoria knows that it wasn't Fonny that raped her. I think she just blamed the black man to get all of this over with. This is a very stressful situation and no woman should go through this.

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This is a very explicit comment but I think what Daniel is saying is that the white man gets pleasure from hearing the black man suffer. I think Baldwin is talking through Daniel and is sharing his views as a black man, and what the white man has done to

Black people

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Is Sharon planning to go all the way to Puerto Rico?

If she is, I feel like she is determined to get Fonny out of jail. After all, Fonny is like Sharon's son, she known...

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he's not acting soft. He went to jail because the police thought he stole a car, and it's unfair.

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How much Sharon cares for Tish and Fonny and even the baby that’s in Tish!

The middle sections of If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin might leave a reader feeling in disbelief because the readers find out...

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Why does Fonny want Tish to marry him, I personally think they're to young Fonny is 22 and Tish 19, is it because people got married at such a young age in the 70s and it was common ? Or does Fonny love Tish so much he couldn't wait

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If Beale Street Could Talk

If Beale Street Could Talk is about  systemic racism and how Black men and women are constantly being profiled and thrown to jail. Tish,...

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This reminds me of the Kalief Browder case were a black man was accused of stealing a back pack and was sent to Rikers Island for 3 years. He never stood trial or was found guilty of any crime, he spent three years in prison.

https://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/09/nyregion/kalief-browder-held-at-rikers-island-for-3-years-without-trial-commits-suicide.html

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Notice how Baldwin is slowly revealing why Fonny's in jail. This technique leaves readers biting their nails!

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This is Love

I know this because Fonny is leaving her after having sex he is making sure she gets home and she is safe

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I think this sex scene is more than sex.

It's about taking there relationship to the next level and forming a bond with each other

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This is a very graphic scene but what we can retrieve from this, is Baldwin is a very descriptive person/author

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I think it's more than just an newborn I think Mrs.Hunt started this fight mainly because she feels Tish is corrupting Fonny.

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I observe character relationships and I notice that Ernestine Loves her sister, stands up for her, and even helps with finding a lawyer For Fonny. Ernestine is a great big sister

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I notice the figurative language Baldwin makes Tish use, the tone,word choice it really shows the boiling anger erupting from Tish.

Tish has every right to be mad.

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It's sad that Fonny and his sisters had to grow up with such abusive parents. Imagine the Trauma to young Fonny.

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This sentence makes me think that Mrs Hunt want's Fonny to be in jail, what makes me think that is the sentence where she says” I think this is the Lord's way of making my boy think on his sins. What sins?

Why is Fonny in Jail?

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This was supposed to be a celebration but it became a fight, that's no way to celebrate someone being pregnant. How might this impact Tish.

Is she scared?

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Yeah I agree this is what Fonny and his sisters saw in their childhood.

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Why doesn't Fonny's parents go see him in jail? Do they not Love him?,Are they mad at him.

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If there story is in NYC why is the book called If Beale street Could Talk?

Does it relate to the culture of Beale street?

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I feel like Mrs.Hunt is not going to respect the fact Tish is pregnant,because they don't respect her.

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especially a Black female in her time.

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yes but the question is can Fonny's parent agree?

I don't think so because The Hunt family is known to be stubborn

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There about to have a celebration because he was on the phone with Frank saying to come over.

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Notice how Baldwin put's flashbacks in his writing like for an example line 44-45 where they talk about dressing for mrs. Hunt it triggers a flashback of Fonny and Tish sexual relationship.

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Sharon is a good parent

Notice how Sharon helps Mrs.Hunt off the floor even though Mrs.Hunt says all these horrendous remarks on her future grandson and Sharon Grandson.

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What I notice is That Tish's parents love Fonny and take care for him as if he was family.

Maybe Fonny's parent are less involved in his life then Tish's family is. Also, Tish's family is paying the Lawyer.

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I like how Baldwin didn't make Tish tell the readers how Fonny got arrested by Tish saying “if,if”

It built the suspence and made reader including me wonder how did Fonny get arrested?!

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Tish Has good parents, Tish thought her parents were going to disown her because of her baby but that's not the case. They're having a celebration

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I feel like the tone of Joseph's voice is like he ashamed

That a Black man at this time has white blood

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I think the story is going to be about someone's life in Beale street

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What I notice is Tish analyses and zooms in one everyone's appearance

These are the following people where she explained thier appearance Fonny's mom, Fonny, Teddy, Tish's mom,Herself,Tish's dad, Frank,Teddy

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Fonny behaved didn't steal,rob but he's in jail

why is he in jail if he stayed away from crime? Maybe he did nothing maybe this whole book is about how White people...

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I kindly disagree

I don't think she's depressed I think she's scared what her family might think of her,and there's a lot of tension, and suspence ...

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From this sentence “Thank you Mama” I know that Tish is relieved that her mom Didn't scold her

This just tells me Tish was frightened of what her family might think of her.

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I notice that in paragraph 94 and 99 they both talk about Teddy's appearance mainly his hands.

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For some reason I think that Tish might come to Ernestine for her to share her thoughts and for Tish to share things with her.

I think this because Ernestine is smart and she has more experience in this world than Tish. Plus, Ernestine is her big sister

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It's crazy to think Tish's Mama knew and she was only waiting for Tish to simply tell her.

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I think Tish is telling us that Frank is fonny's father no the baby's

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if they love each other and make love with each other why would the father make such despicable remarks?

Based off this paragraph I think that Fonny's parents aren't going to be supportive of him if they found out he's having a baby....

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I feel like fonny's mom is very sarcastic

I feel like this because her tone when she says it sounds like she doesn't care, for instance, when she complimented Tish and when...

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I noticed in my previous book in The Autobiography that conk is when black people straighten their hair to make it like a white person. I think Black men wanted to be accepted so they made their hair straight. But Fonny is smart and aware.

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it's when the kids don't have school and when some adults don't have work.

so the streets are busy.

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What i noticed reading this book so far is that in the book it shows everyone's relation ship and how it formed

Tish,Fonny Joseph, Sharon and Fonny's mom and dad's relationship

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I wonder what relationship Tish's mom has with Fonny's mom?

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The collective poems of Langston Hughes “Po Boy Blues”

Recently, I read the collected poems  by Langston Hughes .  I appreciated the poems and was really engaged in reading each poem . I...

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