Summary Of Tim Madigan's Novel 'The Burning'
“In a comparatively short time… Tulsa and the world will forget the difficulties and Tulsa will have been aided by the occurrence, for it will mean stricter enforcement of the laws, and from the ashes of the Negro section will come a better Tulsa” (Madigan 596). The white people have found a way to suddenly make it seem like nothing happened. They have just caused so much tragedy to African American’s lives and they are just living the next day like nothing ever happened. After causing so much damage and terror they just decided everyone would forget about what had happened. The use of pathos in the novel appeals to the emotions of the reader giving them an understanding for the societal injustices that took place in