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  • Slide 1
  • Their Eyes Were Watching God Zora Neale Hurston 1930s Zora Neale Hurston 1930s
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  • Characters Janie-- wants love, independent?? Logan--farmer, loves Janie Jody--rich, powerful, Janie as a prize Teacake--young, attractive, gives Janie freedom Janie-- wants love, independent?? Logan--farmer, loves Janie Jody--rich, powerful, Janie as a prize Teacake--young, attractive, gives Janie freedom
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  • Plot Janie looking for love raised by grandma (mother raped by white teacher) Marries Logan for security only 1 year Marries Jody for adventure 20 years Marries Teacake and goes to Everglades Hurricane and rabies, court scene Flashback structure returning from burying Teacake Janie looking for love raised by grandma (mother raped by white teacher) Marries Logan for security only 1 year Marries Jody for adventure 20 years Marries Teacake and goes to Everglades Hurricane and rabies, court scene Flashback structure returning from burying Teacake
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  • Themes Love Feminism Race Rural life Marriage Love Feminism Race Rural life Marriage
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  • The Turn of the Screw Henry James 1890s Henry James 1890s
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  • Characters Governess- protagonist/antagonist, sees ghosts, feelings for master, possible insanity Miles- manipulative, dies, expelled from school, orphan Flora- Supposed innocence, afraid of gov. sent away from Bly, orphan Mrs. Grose- servant below gov. companion but possible manipulative as well Quint and Jessel- former servant and gov. ghosts haunting the children, forbidden relationship Douglass- keeper of gov. story, possibly loved her Governess- protagonist/antagonist, sees ghosts, feelings for master, possible insanity Miles- manipulative, dies, expelled from school, orphan Flora- Supposed innocence, afraid of gov. sent away from Bly, orphan Mrs. Grose- servant below gov. companion but possible manipulative as well Quint and Jessel- former servant and gov. ghosts haunting the children, forbidden relationship Douglass- keeper of gov. story, possibly loved her
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  • Plot Young Gov. arrives at Bly to care for children at request of Uncle. Gov. allowed no contact with Uncle. Sees ghosts and gets increasingly hysterical. Ends by smothering Miles? Young Gov. arrives at Bly to care for children at request of Uncle. Gov. allowed no contact with Uncle. Sees ghosts and gets increasingly hysterical. Ends by smothering Miles?
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  • Themes Madness Oppression of females Class Inequalities Supernatural Isolation Madness Oppression of females Class Inequalities Supernatural Isolation
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  • The Awakening Kate Chopin 1899 Kate Chopin 1899
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  • Characters Edna- young wife and mother, discontent with social role Leonce- controlling husband M. Reisz- Independent artist type, not liked by society Adele Ratignolle- typical mother- woman befriends Edna Robert- loves Edna, wants to marry her Alcee- seduces Edna Edna- young wife and mother, discontent with social role Leonce- controlling husband M. Reisz- Independent artist type, not liked by society Adele Ratignolle- typical mother- woman befriends Edna Robert- loves Edna, wants to marry her Alcee- seduces Edna
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  • Plot Edna awakens to her true self after attention from Robert. Moves out of her home and attempts independence with men. Fails to be both independent and intimate. Drowns in the sea. Edna awakens to her true self after attention from Robert. Moves out of her home and attempts independence with men. Fails to be both independent and intimate. Drowns in the sea.
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  • Themes Social conventions Feminism Love/possession Art Social conventions Feminism Love/possession Art
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  • Native Son Richard Wright 1930s
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  • Characters Bigger- young poor black, violent, fearful, chauffeur Mary Dalton- rich white, ties with Communists, friendly Daltons- rich family, try to help blacks but really oppressive with business Bessie- submissive, drunk, girlfriend to Bigger Max- lawyer, speech for Bigger
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  • Plot Bigger born to poverty in Black Belt, becomes chauffeur for whites. Accidentally kills Mary and blames it on Communists Search for Bigger highlights oppression of blacks Max defends Bigger but loses
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  • Themes Race Class Fear Isolation Violence
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  • One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest Ken Kesey 1950s
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  • Characters McMurphy- hero figure, in jail, Christ comparison Nurse Ratched- hides sexuality, overly controlling Chief Bromden- deaf, mute, Native-American Harding- effeminate, dainty hands Billy Bibbit- stutters, innocent Black aides- abuse power, rapists
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  • Plot Mental hospital completely run by Nurse. Mac comes in and rebels against her, raises the men up against the system. Mac is sacrificed through lobotomy.
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  • Themes Race Conformity Sexuality Gender Insanity
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  • The Tortilla Curtain T.C. Boyle 1999
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  • Characters Delaney--rich, white liberal, writer Kyra-- aggressive realtor, Candido--illegal mexican, America--illegal mexican,
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  • Plot Delaney hits Candido w/ his car Candido desperate for work keeps having problems (injuries, fire, rape, mud slide) Delaney attacks Candido w/ a gun Ends with birth of baby but drowns and Candido grabs Delaney
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  • Themes Race Hypocrisy Immigration Borders/walls American Dream Survival
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  • Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald 1920s F. Scott Fitzgerald 1920s
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  • Characters FNick- narrator, Midwest, supposedly unbiased FGatsby- rags to riches, hunts Daisy FDaisy- wealthy, voice of money FTom- brutal, snob, cheater FMyrtle- wants to be upper class, very sexual FGeorge- submissive, lower class FJordan- gender contrast, careless, love interest with Nick FNick- narrator, Midwest, supposedly unbiased FGatsby- rags to riches, hunts Daisy FDaisy- wealthy, voice of money FTom- brutal, snob, cheater FMyrtle- wants to be upper class, very sexual FGeorge- submissive, lower class FJordan- gender contrast, careless, love interest with Nick
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  • Plot FNick moves East and befriends Gatsby and Buchanans FGatsby reunited with Daisy only to be denied again due to his reputation FNick moves East and befriends Gatsby and Buchanans FGatsby reunited with Daisy only to be denied again due to his reputation
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  • Themes FClass FAmerican Dream FMorality FTreatment of women FClass FAmerican Dream FMorality FTreatment of women
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  • Huck Finn Mark Twain 1880s and pre-Civil War
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  • Characters Huck- white boy, matures, goes against society. Tom- very romanticized, imaginative Jim- runaway slave, very moral and logical Hucks dad- drunk, abusive, thief King and Duke- carpetbaggers, manipulative thieves Widow and Miss Watson- care for Huck, want to civilize him Huck- white boy, matures, goes against society. Tom- very romanticized, imaginative Jim- runaway slave, very moral and logical Hucks dad- drunk, abusive, thief King and Duke- carpetbaggers, manipulative thieves Widow and Miss Watson- care for Huck, want to civilize him
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  • Plot Huck fakes death and escapes from his father down river. Meets Jim and has many adventures always finding trouble and violence when on land. Huck ends up realizing society is wrong and decides to free Jim Huck fakes death and escapes from his father down river. Meets Jim and has many adventures always finding trouble and violence when on land. Huck ends up realizing society is wrong and decides to free Jim
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  • Themes Racism Satire- hypocrisy Violence Education Maturation Racism Satire- hypocrisy Violence Education Maturation
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  • The Crucible Arthur Miller 1690s and 1950s
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  • Characters Proctor- protagonist, cheater, honor Abigail- antagonist, jealous Hale- Rev. character change Mary Warren- weak, manipulated
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  • Plot Puritan society, run by strict religion. No outlet for sins, emotions, ect. Town run by hysteria, revenge, power. Belief in innocence of children. Need a sacrifice to stop corruption.
  • Slide 36
  • Themes Connection to McCarthyism Religion Power Intolerance Hysteria Innocence Lying/Manipulation

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