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The Treacherous River Some people believe that your surroundings determine your character On the other hand there are those that believe that Man makes the money Money does not make the man Mark Twains Puddn head Wilson carefully points out that Roxy and Toms extreme behavior toward the horrors of being sold down the river not their innate personalities are the cause of their desperate actions Her child could grow up and be sold down the river34 was what Roxy thought after her master threatened to sell the slaves down the river after he discovered that someone had stolen from him She could not bear the thought of her child being sold into to such a horrific act so as a result she switched the babies What has my po baby done dat he couldnt have yo luck He haint done nothnDey cant sell you down the river34 In fact she was so terrified of this act that at one point she even contemplated killing herself and her child Oh I got to kill my chile dey ain no yuther way-killin himsave de chile from going down the river34 After all the sacrifices that Roxy made for her child he grew up to be very disrespectful to her and he believed that the slaves were his subordinates Ive knelt to a nigger wench I thought I had struck the deepest depths of degradation before Well there is one consolation theres nothing lower69 was the response that Tom replied after he discovered that Roxy had some information about him This information would determine whether or not he would still be willed his uncles inheritance Tom was so desperate to not let anyone know that he was still in debt from gambling that Roxy told him that he was to meet her at the old haunted house It was there at the old house that Roxy revealed to Tom that she was his mother
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