?Th e Eleventh Commandment,? written by Choles Meeks Phillips and
Michael Phillips, off ers a work of fi ction which seeks to dramatize the
life and complex destiny of a powerful southern man and his family.
Centered on rich landowner Tom Lacey, the saga reveals that his
demanding personality has put a great deal of stress upon his family. Tom is
not the type of man to hide his disappointment in his children, and when
his daughter Hannah becomes pregnant by a black farmhand named
Lem, Tom reacts by killing the man. Because of Lem?s light appearance,
Tom passes off the child as white. Tom feels a great deal of aff ection for
the boy and treats him well despite his mixed parentage. Th rough a detailed
plot, the chronicle follows Tom as his complicated actions and personality
eventually catch up with him. As the story concludes, Tom has come to
see the error of his ways and tries to make amends for his racial prejudices.
In ?Th e Eleventh Commandment,? the author?s descriptions of events,
supporting characters, and settings are intended to augment the scope
and tone of this narrative.
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