Lutie's last words : LUSENET : americanlit : One Thread

I think that Ann Petry should have ended the story with Lutie either sending Bub a letter or calling him to tell him that she has to leave for a while and that it is not his fault that she is leaving. What do you think of the way Petry ends the story?

-- Anonymous, April 20, 2000


I think that Petry ended the novel wonderfully. She ends it by showing that the street was just like any other street. It was covered in snow and you wouldn't be able to tell it from any other. Lutie was blaming everything that had happened on the street and then the fact that the street was just like any other shows, that these things that happened to her could have happened to anyone on any street.

-- Anonymous, April 23, 2000

I think that her ending was good. She proved that no matter where you go life always hands you problems no matter what street you live on

-- Anonymous, April 26, 2000

I think that Petry ended the book the way she did because of everything bad that has happened that street, but i also think that she did that to give bub a new chance at live somewhere else then the streets, and with out her being there to mess things up. i think thats petry's way of giving everyone a brand new start on life.

-- Anonymous, April 27, 2000

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