'A Rhetorical Analysis Of Chesnutt's Warped'

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Chesnutt uses “The Sheriff was conscientious: his conscience had merely been warped by his environment” (43) to present he had been warped into the racial environment of the town. Warp is water imagery because it reveals the damage water can leave behind. Chesnutt allows the reader to understand that “warped” illustrates water to reveal how racism warped the sheriff’s conscience as water would warp a wood floor after a flood. He demonstrates his idea of consumption of racism by expressing the racial damage that is done by southern white men on the town and African Americans. He allows the reader to understand his ideas by revealing “But the baleful influence of human slavery poisoned the fountains of life, and created new standards of right”
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