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The individual experiences of the four comes out in the form of a slave undergoing through a lot of misery, with his wife, in an attempt to gain freedom from a bullish owner; a widow of the war who works hard to battle her acquired life of poverty and despair; a spiritual man who juggles both spiritual and worldly troubles; and an ex-confederate soldier, young of age, seeking to acquire a new, spiritual life. “Through their ordeals, they have a common strength; family..,” (Ash 24).
Through the lives of the four southerners, Ash portrays the significance of family in such tough situations. For instance, Hughes, who was a slave, impressed at the salt works and was accorded an opportunity to conduct business during the war. The joy of this was, however, cut short by the abrupt end of the war (Ash 28). He and his wife were to rely on each other to come through the misery that followed the end of the civil war, as their owner turned violent, “…and refused to acknowledge the emancipation order,” (Ash 28). Only 18 years of age when the war came to an end. However, he had experienced all the dangers and excitement, having served as a confederate soldier in the war. He now only seeks to start a new life. However, he did not seek riches, nor adventure, “…what he thirsted for now was spiritual fulfillment” (Ash47). This he pursued through the help of his aunt and
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