Louisa, a lovely African Amercian young lady loves and is loved by both Tom Burwell, a huge bad black man, and Bob Stone, white son of the family Louisa works for. Toomer shows us the thoughts of both men and Louisa but there is much confusion in the thoughts of all. In the end, after Tom has killed Bob, and the mob burns Burwell alive, Louisa is left alone in the world. More than likely, she is now unemployed and probably rejected by the factory town as well. The full moon is shown as a bad omen and the whole setting reminds the audience of the times, probably around the early 1900s since "high powered cars" were used in searching out Burwell. The story is tragic, the imagery powerful, and the action intense and quick.
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