Hi, need to submit a 2000 words essay on the topic Great Gatsby (FS Fitzgerald), Passing (N Larson), and poems of Langston Hughes.
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Larsen’s second novel (The Passing) tells the story of two light skinned women: Irene Redfield and Clare Kendry. Clare Kendry is of mixed heritage, while Irene Redfield is fully African American but both are light enough to pass. Clare fully commits herself to passing and marries John Bellew, a white man who knows nothing of her heritage and affectionately and jokingly calls her “Nig” for her “tan” complexion. Irene lives in Harlem, commits herself to racial uplift, and marries a black doctor. The novel centers on the meeting of the two childhood friends later in life, and the unfolding of events as each woman is fascinated and seduced by the other’s daring lifestyle. The novel traces a tragic path as Irene finds out about the affair between Clare and her husband and Clare’s race is revealed to John Bellew. The novel ends with Clare’s sudden death by “falling” out of a window.