Write a 2-3 page essay responding to the prompt below.
“And, after all, our surroundings influence our lives and characters as much as fate, destiny or any supernatural agency,” says Pauline Hopkins, in Contending Forces.
Demonstrate, using textual quotes to support yourself, how cultural, physical, or geographical surroundings shape the psychological or moral traits in one of the characters in this novel. Then
write a well-organized essay in which you analyze how surroundings affect this character and illuminate the meaning of the work as a whole.