The goophered grapevine. The Goophered Grapevine by Charles W. Chesnutt 2019-01-26

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The Goophered Grapevine

the goophered grapevine

De cunjuh man had he'ped his marster out'n some trouble ernudder wid his goopher, en his marster had sot him free, en bought him a trac' er land down on de Wim'l'ton Road. Ef I wuz in yo' place, I'd stop her right off. En I reckon you didn' do nuffin ter 'im? He didn' mix' wid ner talk much ter de res' er de niggers, en couldn' 'peer ter git it th'oo his min' dat he wuz a slabe en had ter wuk en min' de w'ite folks, spite er de fac' dat Ole Nick gun 'im a lesson eve'y day. Identify the major symbols of the story. He had be'n de only cunjuh doctor in de naberhood fer lo! Tenie tried ter make some 'scuse fer ter git away en hide 'tel night, w'en she would have eve'ything fix' up fer her en Sandy; she say she wanter go ter her cabin fer ter git her bonnet. No one told him about the goophered vineyard until he had eaten some of its grapes.

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Eng 323

the goophered grapevine

When this relation was no longer possible, owing to the war, and to his master's death and the dispersion of the family, he had been unable to break off entirely the mental habits of a lifetime, but had attached himself to the old plantation, of which he seemed to consider himself an appurtenance. Most of the messages passed through the grapevine are accurate. After worrying through two or three months of life, he expired one night in a fit of the colic. Den Tenie ax 'im ef he doan wanter be turnt inter a rabbit. En w'en little Mose growed up, he could sing en whistle des lack a mawkin'-bird, so dat de w'ite folks useter hab 'im come up ter de big house at night, en whistle en sing fer 'em, en dey useter gib 'im money en vittles en one thing er ernudder, w'ich he alluz tuk home ter his mammy; fer he knowed all 'bout w'at she had gone th'oo. De nex' day Aun' Peggy come up ter de vimya'd. But Chloe wuz a mighty jealous 'oman, en w'iles she didn' b'liebe w'at Hannibal said, she seed how it could 'a' be'n so, en she 'termine' fer ter fin' out fer herse'f whuther it wuz so er no.

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The Goophered Grapevine: Important quotes with page

the goophered grapevine

De cunjuh man sont dis jay-bird fer ter watch Dan en fin' out whar he kep' his cha'm. I mought len' it ter anybody I sot sto' by, but I wouldn' sell it, no indeed, suh, I wouldn'. Grapevine is an integral part of the communication system in an organization. She gun 'im some stuff w'at look' lack it be'n made by poundin' up some roots en yarbs wid a pestle in a mo'tar. Besides, I think the kitchen would look better and last longer if the lumber were all new. One day he takes his wife to see the plantation, an d it is at this point that the second story commences.


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The Goophered Grapevine by Charles W. Chestnutt Essay Examples

the goophered grapevine

He thought Tenie wuz crazy, en dey wa'n't no tellin' w'at she mought do nex'; en dey ain' much room in dis worl' fer crazy w'ite folks, let 'lone a crazy nigger. When I pulled the handkerchief out of her pocket, something else came with it and fell on the floor. Grapevine: The informal form of communication in business. En Dan 'lowed ter hisse'f he'd ruther' a' be'n killt a dozen times 'n ter 'a' done w'at he had ter Mahaly. Soon, any rumor was said to have been heard 'on the. Oh, hol' me, honey, hol' me, er I'll laf myse'f ter def. I doan know; dey wa'nt no hams on do plantation 'cep'n' w'at 'uz in de smokehouse, but I never see Henry 'bout de smoke-house.

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The Goophered Grapevine by Charles W. Chesnutt

the goophered grapevine

As I had not recently paid Julius any money, and as he had no property to mortgage, I was driven to conjecture to account for his possession of the means to buy the clothes. Dan wuz big en strong en hearty en peaceable en good-nachu'd most er de time, but dangerous ter aggervate. It has ter be de hin'-foot, suh, - de lef' hin'-foot er a grabeya'd rabbit, killt by a cross-eyed nigger on a da'k night in de full er de moon. I would n' 'vise yer ter buy dis vimya'd. For some reason or other, however, he preferred to remain with us.

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The Goophered Grapevine

the goophered grapevine

De vimes growed monst'us fas', en Mars Dugal' made a thousan' gallon er scuppernon' wine eve'y year. En Mars Jeems's own junesey, Miss Libbie, heared 'bout de noo gwines-on on Mars Jeems's plantation, en she change' her min' 'bout Mars Jeems en tuk 'im back ag'in, en 'fo' long dey had a fine weddin', en all de darkies had a big feas', en dey wuz fiddlin' en dancin' en funnin' en frolic'in' fum sundown 'tel mawnin'. The estate had been for years involved in litigation between disputing heirs, during which period shiftless cultivation had well-nigh exhausted the soil. I lacks you so well dat I'm gwine ter he'p you git rid er dis yer witch fer good en all; fer des ez long ez she libs, you is sho' ter hab trouble, en trouble, en mo' trouble. My question was followed by a short silence, during which Julius seemed engaged in a mental struggle. He had a big plantation en a heap er niggers.

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The Goophered Grapevine by Charles W. Chesnutt

the goophered grapevine

Mars Dugal' tuk'n water de vimes en done all he could, but 't wa'n' no use: dat Yankee had done bus' de watermillyum. En he say kunnel Pen'leton kin sue en be cusst fer all he keer, but he ain' gwine ter gib up de nigger he bought en paid fer. Den de cunjuh man 'low' he'd double Dan all up wid de rheumatiz, so he couldn' git 'is han' ter his mouf ter eat, en would hafter sta've ter def; but Dan went ter Aun' Peggy, en she gun 'im a' 'intment ter kyo de rheumatiz. But somehow er 'rudder de niggers foun' out all erbout it, en dey all knowed de kitchen wuz ha'nted by Sandy's sperrit. Other works include: The Passing of Grandison 1899 , The House Behind the Cedars 1900 and The Colonel's Dream 1905. He sent fer a mighty fine doctor, but de med'cine did n' 'pear ter do no good; de goopher had a good holt.

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The Goophered Grapevine and Other Stories by Charles W. Chesnutt

the goophered grapevine

Dan 'lowed he'd come to atter a w'ile en go 'long 'bout his bizness, so he went off en lef' 'im layin' dere on de groun'. W'at you mean by dis foolis'ness? It is called the communication on the grapevine channel. Sandy tuk on some 'bout losin' his wife, but he soon seed dey want no use cryin' ober spilt merlasses; en bein' ez he lacked de looks er de noo 'oman, he tuk up wid her atter she'd be'n on de plantation a mont' er so. I had always been too easily imposed upon, and had suffered too much from this weakness. One day in de spring er de year, ole miss pack' up a basket er chick'n en poun'-cake, en a bottle er scuppernon' wine, en Mars Dugal' tuk it in his buggy en driv ober ter Aun' Peggy's cabin. While others have perhaps used the Southern Black dialect as a form of ridicule, Chesnutt has used it in an attempt to accurately portray the mostly poor, often uneducated, and perhaps even more often, former slaves, of the rural South. Befo' dat, Henry had tol'able good ha'r 'roun' de aidges, but soon ez de young grapes begun ter come, Henry's ha'r begun to quirl all up in little balls, de like dis yer reg'lar grapy ha'r, en by de time de grapes got ripe his head look des like a bunch er grapes.

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