Death And The Women Of Sugar Hill

1768 WordsMay 5, 20178 Pages
Death and The Women of Sugar Hill Death… the cause or occasion of loss of life or the passing or destruction of something inanimate. The Women of Sugar Hill features many themes such as rape, power, control, self-esteem, drugs and sex. However, the most prominent theme in all three stories is death. Death in the stories affects the characters through inanimate objects or humans. All three stories end with cliffhangers as far as whether the characters overcome the affects death has on them but the story shows how the characters are affected by death. The debate of who lost more is a hard debate but there is no debate over if the deaths affected their lives and that “something was always happening to women in Sugar Hill” (Montayj, 2015, p.…show more content…
Germaine showed his real colors and became just like the other men in Sugar Hill. Once Germain began to verbally and physically abuse Nicie she began to become depressed, lost her job because she always had to miss work because of her bruises, and her relationships suffered. This ultimately leads to her finally getting the courage to open Germaine’s mystery box which then leads to the final straw of the death of her new life with Germaine. Amanda, Desmond and her New Life in the South From the moment Amanda was conceived she was never wanted, meaning that before she even knew what death, love and identity were, she experienced the death of both maternal and paternal love and “identify herself or which [racial] side to take” (Montayj, 2015, p. 56). The lack of love from the people who should love her more than anyone else in the world caused Amanda to never know what it felt like or meant to be loved or wanted. This caused her to fall into her toxic relationship with Desmond. Throughout her story, it seemed as though, Desmond was never interested in being in a committed, loving relationship with Amanda, however, Amanda dismissed his actions such as hitting her because “he never punched her with his fist, but with his open hand instead” (Montayj, 2015, p. 49). People who experienced a lack of affection from one or both parents tend to “cling to any [person] who [shows] them a modicum of affection” (Bauer, 2010). This is what
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