Like a Winding Sheet has 41 ratings and 1 review. Billie said: This was such a fantastic story, but with an emotionally painful ending. The characters ar. Quan Hugee. Updated 14 November Transcript. Like A Winding Sheet. By: Ann Petry. Group Members: Quan Hugee Jasmine Spooner. LaDayshia Dewer. (); “You look like a huckleberry in a winding sheet. Ann Petry uses foreshadowing and symbolism towards Johnson’s character to show.

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The characters are beautifully portrayed and the story captivates the readers in an emotional way.

Like a Winding Sheet

This is because they fear to lose their only job and source of income. There are many cases of oppression and discrimination in the workplace and no matter how much effort we put in fighting it, it is still in existence.

Aracelly Solis rated it it was amazing Mar 16, This was a surprise to many across the whole world. We should all embrace change through civilization.

Remember me on this computer. Books by Ann Petry. The first discrimination is that of husband discriminating his wife for just being a woman. Posted by Team 1 at There exist many forms of discrimination and oppression in the story “Like a winding sheet”.


This incident is just one example of many happening in our societies. Kyle Stolove rated it really liked it May 22, Ashlyn Lazenby rated it really liked it Jan 14, However, this short work of fiction deserves to be included in talks about her finest works. The same worker is expected to report to work despite having injuries in the body. This shows a higher degree of racial discrimination exists in today’s world. The existing government does not intervene for the workers thus the employers’ benefits by infringing the rights of the workers to gain maximum revenue from their firms.

Discrimination and oppression are existing in our society today. The workers would get accidents, and no one would bother. Trivia About Like a Winding Sheet.

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Laura rated it really liked it Mar 14, Diane rated it it was amazing Dec 14, She also began to write short stories while she was working at the pharmacy. They liike required to work extra hard and for long hours against their will.

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There is also another incidence of racial discrimination when at the all-night restaurant the coffee is exhausted when Johnson turn to fetch is the reach.


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Until her death Petry lived in an 18th-century house in her hometown, Old Saybrook. Jaki rated it really liked it Jul 11, Maryanne rated it really liked it Feb 01, It is all about you and me to make the world a better place to live in today.

Although the novel is set in the immediate aftermath of World War II, Petry identified the New England huricane as the source for the storm that is at the center of her narrative. Sidharth Vardhan rated it liked it Jun 05, Michael Lloyd-Billington rated it liked it Jul 27, This work must not be overlooked. There are always in headlines of news and major discussions on various social media platforms.

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