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Get this from a library! Frangipani House. [Beryl Gilroy] -- Set in Guyana, it is the story of Mama King, trapped by age and infirmity, but ultimately indomitable. frangipani house beryl gilroy come with us to read a new book that is coming recently. frangipani house pdf. - ebooks - ebooktake - frangipani. who live at Frangipani House. (a) Describe ONE incident that portrays Matron's treatment of the elderly women. (8 marks). (b) Discuss how Mama King reacts to.

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She went into her room where she saw shadowy forms, she knew them all. She held out her hands towards them, then pulled them back.

She held them out again, smiled then died. When Carlton realized what happened he was too numbed to speak and shocked to cry.

Miss Ginchi didnt want a fancy funeral or wake. She was buried the next afternoon and left a lot of friends to mourn her departure. Carlton went through Miss Ginchis things and saw a lot of letters from Danny, and thought theres a lot of Dannys in the world when mama Kings Danny came to mind.

Mama King had seen it all Life and death. In her head, she was young again, asking her mother a lot of questions about heaven and hell and angels. Danny came to her, but she didnt go with him. As she laid on the bed a beam of light magicall came upon her and reawakened her making her whole again. Nurses were taking care of her, she didnt longer had to work to look after her grandchildren. The thought of them brought happiness to her.

Carlton came to visit, and told her that Miss Ginchi passed away. He told her about the funeral service. He then asked where Miss Ginchi got him from, she never told him. Mama King told him of when there was a drought and two young people went in miss Ginchis garden to steal food, Miss Ginchi caught them, they ran away and left a baby behind under some bushes.

The baby was Carlton. Carlton was now more than thankful. He realized that Miss Ginchi saved his life, took care of him and gave him everything he had.

On his way home he could remember miss Ginchi telling him to be a good man. He was now cautious of everything he did, he knew what a life well lived was. He went home and cried he lit a candle by the window then went off to look after the chickens and saw lights in Mama Kings house so he went over.

They talked of times past and their new lives. Carlton was about to go home when he smelled smoke and saw fire coming from Miss Ginchis house. The people helped to put out the fire but nothing was retrievable, everything was gone, all the memories. Carlton now blamed him self for everything that happened. She spend everyday preparing for their arrival at the Frangipani House.

Finally they came, Token and Cyclette. Token was the tall well-build one and Cyclette, the thick one that was almost as tall as the first. Cyclette walked up to Matron and started to ask what she did to her mother.

Matron told them what she told everyone else, she went for a walk and got lost. She told them that they should not criticize her because when they failed to look after their mother, she did. Cyclette admitted her mistake but then said it wont happen again, this time shes doing the right thing, shed taking her mother with her, token didnt want any of this to happen, she wanted Mama King to stay in Frangipani House.

The two ladies left, Matron never felt so violated before, she asked Nurse Carey to comfort her, she felt suicidal, but as she thought more and more about it the reasons for wanting to take her own life just didnt make enough sense.

Carlton came b to help. He wants to become like Markey and Solo. Matron laughed at him and called him a fool. Matron questioned Nurse Carey about Solomon and her getting married as she heard Carlton mentioned. Nurse Carey told Matron to Row her own boat. It spread quickly in the Frangipani house. All the inmates were talking about it. The old women said only white people get married. Matron joined in the conversation when she heard Miss Titsy mention her name.

They asked if she ever got married and she told them the story of when she got married to an old man old enough to be her grandfather at the age of sixteen. He had to marry him because they were liable to him. He drank rum a lot and abused her. Rum choked him he died. She said that as the happiest day of her life.

She then went away to America and came back when her mother got sick. Bubble Elder the sergeant, was attracted to Matron, he admired her body especially her skin. Matron never felt love, care, tenderness and appreciation. For the past weeks with everything going on with Mama King, she got to realize her mistakes and got to understand her life better.

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She was greatful to Mama King for this. Matron visited Mama King in the hospital, the beggars were there too. Mama King didnt want to see Matron. Bubble elder the police sergeant promised Matron to find Mama King in a day or two. The thought of this brought back memories of her uncle Zekie who died a terrible death. She accompanied Sumentra to the fish market. Sumentra went to the fry fish shop to collect a parcel only to return and find Mama King gone. The person gave Mama King some money which brought back memories of when she worked hard for money to take care of her grandchildren.

She bought gifts for Charlie, Solo and Cindy. Mama King excitedly went to a shop to download a big bottle of mauby with her money. They robbed and injured her, and left her on the ground. She was in pain. She then went off to tell Pandit Prem. Newsmongers and sightseers gathered around Mama King.

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The people questioned him and he gave them answers then went off to tell Marton. The people were surprised when they heard Carlton said she got family. Cyclette and Token put money together to pay so their mother could be given the best of care in the hospital.

Reporters gathered, Matron was there too. Jack Roper was asking her questions. She told them that Mama King went for a walk and got lost. Mama King was recovering slowly. She remembered how Cindy ran off after she beat her.

She later found herself in a place where Sumentra and herself were laughing. Then she opened her eyes and was now conscious. She muttered that her head hurts. The nurses came to her, they were relieved. Matron visited everyday, she felt pain in her heart, pain that make up nor the fancy clothes could hide.

She went back to Frangipani house and put on a brave face. She got angry and so remembered her mother. She hated her mother because she married her to an old man at a young age. Carlton came to tell Matron he will not work the next day because Miss Ginchi had to go to the hospital.

Matron received a call from Bubble Elder saying Mama King woke up. She was relieved and so started to drink rum. Matron hated her mother very much for what she did that is why she look after the old women hoping she will find peace in her heart. She had breast cancer. She said her breasts are no use to anyone so why cut them off. She was in pain but kept thinking about Mama King, she had to confess something to her before she dies. For years people had said that Miss Ginchi should have gotten married to Danny instead of Mama King, but he was to cruel.

Danny drank too much, it killed him. She said he deserved to die because of the way he treated her best friend. She kept telling Mama King that he went to Aruba to find a job. She felt she should tell her friend the truth of what happened to her husband. She walked a painful one to where Mama King was and confessed but Mama King acted as if she heard nothing. Miss Ginchi went out of the hospital to where Carlton was and went home. She told Carlton to take care of her flowers.

She held out her hands towards them, then pulled them back.

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She held them out again, smiled then died. When Carlton realized what happened he was too numbed to speak and shocked to cry. She was buried the next afternoon and left a lot of friends to mourn her departure. In her head, she was young again, asking her mother a lot of questions about heaven and hell and angels.

The thought of them brought happiness to her. Carlton came to visit, and told her that Miss Ginchi passed away. He told her about the funeral service. He then asked where Miss Ginchi got him from, she never told him. The baby was Carlton. Carlton was now more than thankful. He realized that Miss Ginchi saved his life, took care of him and gave him everything he had. On his way home he could remember miss Ginchi telling him to be a good man.

He was now cautious of everything he did, he knew what a life well —lived was. They talked of times past and their new lives. The people helped to put out the fire but nothing was retrievable, everything was gone, all the memories. Carlton now blamed him self for everything that happened.

She spend everyday preparing for their arrival at the Frangipani House. Finally they came, Token and Cyclette. Token was the tall well-build one and Cyclette, the thick one that was almost as tall as the first. Cyclette walked up to Matron and started to ask what she did to her mother. Matron told them what she told everyone else, she went for a walk and got lost.

She told them that they should not criticize her because when they failed to look after their mother, she did.

Carlton came b to help. He wants to become like Markey and Solo. Matron laughed at him and called him a fool. Matron questioned Nurse Carey about Solomon and her getting married as she heard Carlton mentioned.

It spread quickly in the Frangipani house. All the inmates were talking about it. The old women said only white people get married. Matron joined in the conversation when she heard Miss Titsy mention her name. They asked if she ever got married and she told them the story of when she got married to an old man old enough to be her grandfather at the age of sixteen.

He had to marry him because they were liable to him. He drank rum a lot and abused her. She said that as the happiest day of her life.

She then went away to America and came back when her mother got sick. He was mentally challenged and drowned in the river, while under Mama King's supervision. Markey - Cylette's son. He was the most empathetic of Mama King's grandchildren.

He was shocked at how Mama King's experience at Frangipani House had degraded her, both physically and psychologically. He wanted to care for his grandmother, but could not do so due to his job with the navy. It required a lot of travelling. People who get the opportunity to go there are viewed as lucky, and the owner has an excellent reputation. This reputation, however, is undercut by her greed and need for power. She resides in New York and has called to secure a place for her mother at Frangipani House.

The cost for her stay is four hundred to five hundred dollars a month. Mama King arrives and is, initially, excited by the order that characterizes the home. However, this excitement quickly erodes and transforms into boredom and discontent.

She voices these feelings but is ignored by the matron. The only thing that breaks the monotony is the screaming of Miss Tilly, along with some other elderly ladies.

Chapter 2 Mama King listens to the sounds of Frangipani House and feels isolated. She recalls the day that she met Danny, but is interrupted by a nurse who tries to coax her to eat. She talks to the young nurse and is able to trace her, the nurse's, family tree. Mama King dozes off, awakens, then immerses herself in memories of Danny and their secret rendezvous.

She surfaces to face her reality and screams that she wants to go home. Chapter 3 6 The nurses give Mama King drugged coca cola in order to calm her down. We are introduced to Mrs. Mason, an 89 year old retired teacher who is a voracious reader of love novels. She is full of life and mischief and the young nurse appears to be very fond of her. The nurse shares a bit of her life, outside of Frangipani House, with Miss Mason.

The peace is disturbed by Mama King's loud talking in her room, and nurses scurrying to quiet her. Mama King talks about Danny and ends up calling for him. Miss Mason tries to explain why Mama is behaving in this manner, but the nurses ignore her. Chapter 4 Miss Mason amuses the nurses at bedtime by wearing all her night clothes simultaneously. They wait until she falls asleep to undress her. Nurse Douglas warns, however, that Miss Mason, despite her amusing antics, is 'fake-happy' Gilroy, Mama King, on the other hand, plays with some leaves outside and escapes in her memories.

She remembers the feeling of pride in her ability to acquire costumes for her children, Token falling ill, and both her daughter's finding good jobs; Token as a nurse and Cylette as a secretary. Matron startles Mama King from her recollections with the statement that Mama King is staring as if she is mad.

She gives a saucy response and goes to her room, where she falls asleep. She awoke around dusk and Nurse Douglas gave her a cup of cocoa-tea. She tells the nurse that she wants to go home, but the nurse advises her to count her blessings. Mama asks for pen and paper and pen's a letter to her daughter, Token, telling her that she wants to go home. The nurse promises to post the letter for Mama King, but she suspects that none of her letters get posted. Miss Mason visits Mama and tries to console her with a message from Danny, but Mama is not receptive to her comments and snaps at her.

She sits by the window in her room and slips back into memory. She recalls a man, Ben Le Cage, who tried to court her and she rejected him. She fell asleep and had a dream about Danny choosing to be with Matron, and not her, because she was too old. She woke up feeling very disconcerted. Chapter 5 Ginchi visits Frangipani House on Sunday. The nurses and residents are on their best behaviour.

Ginchi reminisces with Mama King, but she is immersed in her own memories. Mama, in her moment of lucidity, complains about not receiving responses to her letters to Token and Ginchi promises to ensure that her letters are mailed.

Before Ginchi leaves, Mama repeats her request to go home and to have her letters answered. Ginchi repeats that she will fix the problem. At that moment, Nurse Tibbs asks Mama if she wants something to eat and she sees one of Mama King's letters in her pocket.

Ginchi distracts the nurse with a conversation about the state of her apron and picks the letter from her pocket. She leaves and Matron's dog enters.

She empathizes with the dog because he too is owned by Matron. Chapter 6 The visitors leave and the rythm of Frangipani House falls back into place. Mama King, while looking through her window, remembers taking care of her grandchildren - Solo and Cindy - and then loosing them when Token takes them to live with her in America. She also remembers being the caregiver for her other daughter, Cylette's, children. She remembers when Boyson drowns and how Cylette did not blame her.

We learn, from the nurses' gossip, that Miss Tilly has had six children by five different men.

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Nurse Carey comments that Miss Tilly's children care about her because they take excellent care of her. Nurse Agnes shares that she believes that Mama King is sulky, and has not made up her mind about how to feel about her. She eventually goes to Mama King's room in order to clean it, and tries to wake Mama King in a very rough manner. Nurse Douglas, however, prevents Nurse Agnes from disturbing her. In her half conscious state, Mama remembers fishing with her aunt Lula.

She awakens to find that Miss Tilly died in the night. Mother Tuney starts crying because she believes that 7 she is next. Mama tries to console her, and then starts to talk to herself about Olga Turvey's secret in the shower. She asks for assistance to dry her back and gives the nurse a sound cursing when she is too rough.

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