Event Title

The Blood of the Covenant is Thicker than the Water of the Womb: Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistlestop Café and Non-Familial Relationships

Location

217 Science & Nursing Building

Start Date

27-4-2018 8:00 AM

End Date

27-4-2018 8:25 AM

Description

This paper discusses the role non-familial relationships portrayed within Fannie Flagg's novel, "Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistlestop Café" and how their comparison with the familial, or "blood" relationships have an impact on the characterization. Divided into two sections, this paper looks at Idgie's role in the town and her relationships gathered there, specifically with Ruth, Stump, and Big George; and the relationship that Ninny and Evelyn form during Evelyn's visits to the nursing home, resulting in Ninny essentially saving Evelyn's life.

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The Blood of the Covenant is Thicker than the Water of the Womb: Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistlestop Café and Non-Familial Relationships

217 Science & Nursing Building

This paper discusses the role non-familial relationships portrayed within Fannie Flagg's novel, "Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistlestop Café" and how their comparison with the familial, or "blood" relationships have an impact on the characterization. Divided into two sections, this paper looks at Idgie's role in the town and her relationships gathered there, specifically with Ruth, Stump, and Big George; and the relationship that Ninny and Evelyn form during Evelyn's visits to the nursing home, resulting in Ninny essentially saving Evelyn's life.