Setting: Another Country takes place in Harlem, France, Greenwich Village and.
other locales throughout numerous incidents in this literary work. It is a time during the.
early 1970's when racism against women and ethnic dissents take place. The most.
prevailing and leading events take place in Harlem, New York and Paris, France.
Plot: Another Country is a novel which focuses on sundry broad topics all through the.
United States. It speaks of political, sexual, and artistic endeavors within two divergent.
assemblages of people. It was mainly based upon racial prejudices which were portrayed.
as a disease of white society. This novel depicted the contrariety among blacks and.
whites, and men and women.
As one of the main characters concludes that he has no way out of his monotonous.
life, he commits suicide. Rufus discerns that his yearning for a blissful and ordinary life.
is not being fulfilled. Therefore, he deserts his friends, family, and lovers, each instilled.
with a sense of anguish, suffering, and desolation which hinders their lives in some way. .
In spite of the fact that Rufus" motive for taking his life is still obscure, James Baldwin.
propels the reader to accept that his suicide was not only an effect of his own personal.
problems, but the predicaments his surroundings faced him with as well. Rufus could no.
longer live in a world full of malice and repugnance towards an individual on account of.
After Rufus" departure, many people's lives begin to change. His sister, Ida Scott,.
feels as if she has been robbed of something which has helped her journey through her.
uncertainties. Ida then turns to Vivaldo, Rufus" best friend, for the love, guidance, and.
preservation she aches for. Not long after Rufus" death, Ida and Vivaldo submerge.
profoundly in love and anticipate marriage in the future. As for Vivaldo, this unforeseen.
loss imparts him with strength to go on and behold life in a different perspective.