Let the Circle be Unbroken

end of chapter 7, Big Ma insists the Stacey needs a good whippin...Mama says it is not a whippin he needs..it's David. what does Mama mean by this and what does this moment reveal about Mama's earlier reaction to Papa's deciding to go work for the railro

from novel let the circle be unbroken

Asked by
Last updated by Aslan
Answers 1
Add Yours

Mama knows that Stacey needs his father. Like most mothers, she knows that separating the family is never good. Papa leaving to work on the railroad affected Stacey in many ways, none of them good. Mama knew Stacey needed his father more than a whipping.