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After the mysterious death of her elder sister, Baby T, Fofo demands for justice from the government. Through stings of events, she lcomes across Kabria, a mother of three and a member of MUTE that was portrayed to poison in the mute company MUTE is a non governmental. Organisation primarily invested in portion and information building. Kabria with the rest of the members of MUTE and the presenter of Harvest FM; Slyo Po embarks on investigative journalism and research work to unveil the causes of street life for children and more importantly, to unravel the mystery surrounding the death of Baby T, a street child.

4) Victimisation and oppression of women: In many African societies, men see themselves as superior beings who should be held in high esteem by their inferior beings―women. A man cannot die a natural death; a woman must be the cause of his death through her sins. Therefore, the woman must be made to suffer humiliation, insult and assault.
Men beat women at the slightest provocation and one cannot help but wonder who gave them the right. A woman must carry out her tasks dutifully ranging from working on the farm, taking care of the children, cooking for the family and showering love and affection on her husband, failure in any of these leading to serious argument and beating.
As if women have not had enough, men arrogate to themselves the right to marry as many wives as they want. They change their older wives as they change their dirty linens. As a result, the women see themselves fighting and competing for the love and affection of one man―their husband.

5) Mary’s ignorance of her privilege and the fear it causes Bigger form the backdrop of the series of events that unfortunately spell her end.
Let’s take a look at her final moments alive.
Mary and Jan take Bigger out for food. As they drive through the night, the two white folks hand a bottle of rum back and forth. Then they give Bigger a few swigs. Mary gets out of the car, clearly drunk, and asks Bigger to help her to her room. She passes out in Bigger’s arms while his fear grows as he tries to find her room. Mary keeps falling against Bigger, brushing various parts of her body against him. He notices these glancing brushes and eventually leans into a kiss, knowing it is wrong. His hands slide along her body and her breasts fall into them. Mary sleeps all through his groping.
Suddenly, Mary’s blind mother walks into the room. Bigger holds first his hand and then a pillow in front of Mary’s mouth to try and keep her from making a noise to reveal him. He ends up pushing too hard and Mary dies while her mother is in the room. Mrs. Dalton only believes Mary to be ”dead drunk” and eventually leaves.

6) It was seen as significance to many characters in the novel because it provides vivid evidence to the court house to prove his criminal tendencies, making it easier to convict him for the murder of mary Dalton

Bessie’s murder is no more planned than Mary’s was again, Bigger murders simply because he can see no other choice available to him. In Bessie’s case, Bigger is on the run from the police, and Bessie has become a nuisance. As he waits with her in an abandoned building, he considers his options: If he leaves her behind, she’ll almost certainly tell the truth when she is found and questioned. On the other hand, he cannot take her with him, because she’s highly emotional and will slow him down. Faced with these two choices, Bigger chooses a tragic third option: he first rapes Bessie, and then kills her and throws her body down a shaft.

Discussion of Bessie’s Murder at Bigger’s Trial
Although Bessie’s murder is far more violent than Mary’s, Bigger is never tried for it. In fact, Bessie’s murder is only used as evidence in Bigger’s trial for murdering Mary. Max, Bigger’s lawyer, notes this at the trial.

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