Iola Leroy

by: Frances Harper

Themes, Motifs, and Symbols Quick Quiz

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What two social phenomena are combined in the oppression of Aunt Linda and Iola?

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What two factors does Harper explore as potential explanations for racial identity?

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What does Harper suggest must live through people’s actions?

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What contrasting images suggest the forcing of black people into slavery on the one hand, and their potential uplifting on the other?

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What human physical feature symbolizes the freed slaves’ hopes for family reunification?