Search icone
Search and publish your papers

The grass is singing - Doris Lessing: conversation between Charlie and Tony

About the author

General public

About the document

Published date
documents in English
3 pages
General public
0 times
Validated by
  1. How does the author's method convey an idea of a corrupted and perverted land to the reader?
  2. To what extent is Tony Marston, the young intern, different from the others?

In this excerpt from The Grass is singing, published in 1950, Doris Lessing relates the relationship between Mary Turner, a racist white woman married to Dick Turner, a poor farmer, living in South Rhodesia, and Moses, a black boy working for them, during the 1940's. The extract is located at the beginning of the novel, as it recounts a conversation - following Mary's death - between Charlie, the Turners' neighbor, and Tony, a young intern in the Turners' house. At the time, Southern Rhodesia was a British colony - it has been under the yoke of Great Britain until its independence in 1980. In this way, we will ask ourselves how Doris Lessing chose to represent her hometown, as she know a lot about it.

Top sold for literature

Defining and Studying the Modern African Diaspora (Colin Palmer)

 Philosophy & literature   |  Literature   |  School essay   |  09/14/2007   |   .doc   |   2 pages

Society Woman: Days of a Russian Noblewoman

 Philosophy & literature   |  Literature   |  Presentation   |  05/29/2008   |   .doc   |   5 pages

Recent documents in literature category

Stitches. A Memoir - David Small (2010)

 Philosophy & literature   |  Literature   |  Book review   |  01/27/2020   |   .doc   |   2 pages

The Submission essay - Amy Waldman (2011)

 Philosophy & literature   |  Literature   |  Book review   |  01/24/2020   |   .doc   |   3 pages