The Wife of His Youth focuses on the race relations within a bi-racial community, known as the Blue Veins Society. There is a great deal of southern dialect is this story, which can be confusing for students. It is necessary to understand the importance of race, which plays a key role in this story. The story also demonstrates the timelessness of love, providing perspectives of those who have loved and those who have lost loved ones. It is a cultural piece, as well as a piece about loyalty, dedication, and love. It is important that students can follow the plot and identify the themes the story conveys.
Author: Charles W. Chesnutt
Interest Levels: 8 - 11
|Reading Levels: 2, 4, 6, 8, 10|