Low Country Slaves: Comparing Three Sources The successful establishment and growth of the large-scale rice economy of low country South Carolina and Georgia in the late 17th-19th century was dependent not only upon the physical labor of African slaves, but also their indigenous knowledge of rice cultivation in moist and agriculturally challenging environments, a knowledge that European colonists lacked. The mutual interdependence established therein produced a dynamic relationship between slave and master, one that granted…
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The Lion's Skin
1) Captain Robert Forestier – English man; cane under Eleanor's care in a hospital unit; played bridge well, keen golfer, used to like hunting, was proud of his wine cellar; grey hair, moustache, healthy skin, tall, lean and broad-shouldered
2) Mrs. Eleanor Forestier – American woman – born in Portland, Oregon; rich by English standards; neither charming, beautiful, nor intelligent; on the contrary she was absurd, homely and foolish; tall as an average man, large mouth, great hooked nose, pale-blue short-sighted eyes, big ugly hands, golden hair; clumsy
3) Sir Frederick (Fred) Hardy – lately came into baronetcy, said to have been very wild in his youth, handsome and so on; had two small boys, swore he knew Robert – turned out to be Captain Hardy,
4) Lady Hardy – actress, well-mannered and ladylike
Setting: handsome villa on the hills behind Cannes, Riviera, France
Answer the following questions:
1) Why did Captain Forestier marry Eleanor?
At First Robert Forestier was rather cold towards Eleanor, but then he realised that she was quite an attractive woman. She told him, that she was a widow and had no one to depend on, he cheered up and called her out for a date as soon as he was well again. He was thankful for her kindness and confessed that he loved her since the very first day he ever saw her.
She made him a proposal to become his wife and when he learnt that she was quite rich, he agreed to it. So it's safe to say that he married her because of the money, even though Eleanor later denied this.
2) What made Robert Forestier a perfect type of an English gentleman? Would you call him a snob?
Mr. Forestier was a handsome man, was a good bridge player, also a keen golfer, played tennis as well. Like all Englishmen he was very reserved, aristocratic to his finger-tips, he also had high moral standards and he was prepared to stick to them at any cost. Robert prioritized Eleanor’s wishes over his own and didn’t go to England for a hunt just because he thought she would feel uncomfor.....[read full text]
According to his wife, Eleanor, Mr. Forestier was a brave man and a gallant gentleman. She cherished his good sides and didn't take any of his bad ones into account. She respected his prejudices and admired his exclusiveness. His opinion was hers, so to speak. But in fact he was not a gentleman and he had a secret no one should have known, that's why he was so reluctant to admit that he met Fred Hardy before.
Robert used to be a car-washer at the Bruton Garage between 1913 and 1914. Then he was a page-boy at one of the clubs in London, then a soldier in the Army Service Corps (корпус офицеров, ответственных за снабжение армии продовольствием).
So he had no nobility, he was just pretending to be a gentleman from a high society.