Father Comes Home from the Wars Literature Guide

Title: Father Comes Home from the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3)

Author: Suzan-Lori Parks

Genre: Fiction

Publication Date: 2015

Introduction

Father Comes Home from the Wars follows an enslaved man named Hero as he struggles with identity and loyalty during the American Civil War (1861–65). The play explores Hero’s complicated relationship with Boss-Master, his ideas of home, and his loyalties to the wife who loves him and the man who owns him. Faced with multiple opportunities to abandon Boss-Master and run north, Hero must decide for himself the value of loyalty and freedom.

[Suzan-Lori Parks] Biography

Father Comes Home from the Wars Background

Father Comes Home from the Wars Characters

Father Comes Home from the Wars Summary and Analysis

Father Comes Home from the Wars Themes

Father Comes Home from the Wars Quotes

Father Comes Home from the Wars Discussion Questions

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