Analysis Of The Poem ' A Bronzeville Mother Loiters ' Essay

832 Words Dec 17th, 2015 4 Pages
Analysis of A Bronzeville Mother Loiters in Mississippi. A Bronzeville Mother Loiters in Mississippi. Meanwhile, a Mississippi Mother Burns Bacon. A very long title for a very controversial poem about the tragic death of Emmett Till. Gwendolyn Brooks tackles the Emmett Till case in a way that has never been done before. Brooks gives an artistic narrative that shows what happened in the Bryant’s household after the trial. She also challenges the reader to adopt a whole new perspective when it comes to Carolyn Bryant, the woman partly responsible for the death of Till. Carolyn Bryant’s direct role in Till’s case is still debatable. Did send her husband after him? Nobody knows the answer to that but one thing is for certain, She was the reason Till was murdered in cold blood. Brooks’s is accurate in that sense, but her poem still suggests something slightly different. She suggests that Carolyn wasn’t the instigator in this crime. Her poem made readers think and ask themselves questions. Is Carolyn Bryant the evil woman who wanted Emmett Till dead, or was she just the tool used to justify the murder of a young boy? In this essay, I will be using Brooks’s poem discuss the sympathetic side of Carolyn Bryant. I will also be using Huie and Mckibbin narratives to discuss the mind set of white southerners and their ideology at that time.
The title of this poem is astounding because it is the bridge connecting these two women together while also acknowledging how different they…

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