Okay so, I finished the book and I have words.
Casper’s hypocrisy when talking to Montie when he finds him in the house of a white woman is insane. He was with a black woman and he is yelling at Montie for potentially being with someone of the other race. I just…the hypocrisy…my God. Plus the fact that he didn’t answer Miriam’s letter! He let this encounter get to him so much that he’s willing to mess up the realtionship he has gained with Miriam to protect his ego. Well, I personally don’t think Miriam likes him at all but he was willing to stop a relationship that he himself believes in just because of race. THEN! He threatened Montie! And he actually got away with it! He was so angered by the fact that he was living in a white woman’s house (because of orders but he didn’t care one bit did he) he court-martialled him and took his rank. I hated him so much by this part. Casper claims to be a man who cares about black people (what with the schools and all) but he is just as racist as most people in this time period.
And Montie, oh boy, he is too good for his own good. Helping Casper like that. Then they freaking die together. I almost threw my book.
So yeah, What the heck.