The first story has a nameless narrator, a vintner who lives in the Great Lakes area during the post-Civil War era.
Thursday, April 12, The Goophered Grapevine I am not one for ghost stories or farfetched myths that are told to either scare or influence people in a certain way. This was the first indication to me that something shady might be happening.
Why was there a man on the vineyard that was supposed to be abandoned and for sale?
From this point he has them both hooked as to how it became conjured and uncle Julius goes on to tell them the story of how it became bewitched. This to me makes it feel as though Julius is telling a story, one that may be fictional and that he has gone into his own, creative world to continue and live this story.
After the story of how the vineyard was goophered and Julius had made his point that they should not buy it, the narrator asks him why he was eating the grapes from the vineyard if they had all died out. At this point throughout the rest of the story it seems as though this story was told by Julius to make them not purchase the land and ruin his business and lifestyle that he was living.
This shows me that the Julius told this story because he had a vested interest in the vineyard and would be better off if it was purchased so that he could maintain his home in the cabin on the property as well as make some money off of the grapes on the plot of land.
I do not blame Julius for trying to persuade people of not buying that land that he is living off of and making profits on.
But in my opinion the whole story that he told was fabricated and so as not to take away his livelihood. This story, much like other ghost or horror stories that are often told, in very unbelievable to me and seems like a ploy to dissuade people from buying the last that contains his life.
But I do think that I, the same way that he narrator was able to, would take the story with a grain of salt and be very skeptical of a story that contain goophering and cursing of fruits and would rather say that the reason the vines in the vineyard were ruined by the Yankee con man.Framework in The Goophered Grapevine The frame narrative in Charles W.
Chesnutt's The Goophered Grapevine creates a hidden tension between the viewpoints of the internal narrator's voice and the voice of the external narrator. Uncle Julius McAdoo is Chesnutt's internal narrator, and serves a .
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