Civil War era
Civil Rights Movement era
A gruesome time
Non-fiction and Oral Tradition
Fiction and Oral Tradition
Fiction and Science Fiction
Non-Fiction and Short Story
People who really like to talk a bunch and make it a tradition to do so
Stories that are verbally told from one generation to the next in a way that keeps the story alive/going
Traditions of sharing and talking
Having a bunch of people over and telling a story
He was an alcoholic
He was a caring and kind person
He liked to talk to Grady when Grady was scared
He was not a good dad
"Come on in honey, it doesn't matter.....I will help you!!"
"No money, no ride!"
"Head on back to the back of the bus"
"You're not getting on here!"
She offered the bus driver her watch
She offered the bus driver her bracelet
She offered the bus driver her diamond ring
She offered the bus driver her wedding ring
Grady and the negative way of life before the Civil Rights Movement
Ray and the dawn of equality ---or the direction America was headed in regards to equal rights after the Civil Rights Movement
Grady and belief in the future way of life
Ray and the knowledge that women are important to the future
Eula Mae was happy and didn't need to feel like she needed the bus anymore.
Eula Mae's ghost is a symbol of the past mistreatment and the new way of life (represented by Ray) was kind/helped her so it shows the end of racism
Grady was finally gone and Ray had started driving the bus
Eula Mae's baby made it to the hospital so it was able to be rescued, thus Eula Mae felt better and didn't need to run the bus route anymore
Grady was a racist bus driver who wouldn't let a black lady get on the bus and she/her baby died ---then years later he died as a result of that lady's ghost. They lady's ghost haunted the route until a nice driver named Ray came along and treated her nicely.
Treat others as you want to be treated (and equally)
Some people are nice and some are mean - you just have to deal with whatever cards you are given!
Hope reigns above all else!
To keep apart
To put together
To be miserable
To be uncaring