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LITERATURE, AMERICAN: AUTHORS (ALPHABETIZED)

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MORRISON, TONI.
Analysis of her novel "BELOVED." Contends the author's intention was to structure her story around a resurrected, vengeful ghost for its symbolic value, and its function as a narrative tool. Subject of former slaves tautmatized by legacy of enslavement. Use of the ghost of Beloved to demonstrate strength of the African Ameican community.
In the novel Beloved, Toni Morrison weaves together a tragic story about former slaves who are so traumatized by their past abuses that they cannot... more
4 pages | 1 sources | 6 citations | MLA citation style

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MORRISON, TONI.
Examines author's novel BELOVED. Brief biography of Morrison's life. Her use of folkloristic techniques in the novel. Theme of moral destruction brought on by slavery. Slave & former-slave relationships. Mother-child relationship. Centers on character of Seth. Horrific impact of slavery as deforming former slaves & denying humanity of Blacks.
In her novel Beloved, Toni Morrison looks back to the era after the end of the Civil War and tells the story of Sethe, a woman who had been a slave... more
6 pages | 4 sources | 4 citations | MLA citation style

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SINCLAIR, UPTON.
Discusses the socialist message of Sinclair's novel THE JUNGLE. Author's criticism of social structure and capitalism. Inhuman working conditions in turn of the century Chicago's meat-packing industry, and impact on the protagonist. Immigrants disappointment in idea of the American Dream. Protagonist's multiple problems; his finding eventual satisfcation in joining socialist cause.
Upton Sinclair described the terrible working conditions he saw facing those working in the meat-packing industry at the turn of the century in his... more
6 pages | 1 sources | 9 citations | MLA citation style

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ELLISON, RALPH.
Examines Ellison's novel THE INVISIBLE MAN in light of the African American experience. Social time of the novel (1940s) and its impact on the life of the narrator. His realization of his place in the dominant white society. His search for his true identity. Structure of the novel.
Ralph Ellison=s novel Invisible Man, which was published in 1952, was essentially written in the 1940s, a time of great racial prejudice and Jim Crow... more
4 pages | 1 sources | 3 citations | MLA citation style

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CHOPIN, KATE.
Analysis of Chopin's short story AT THE 'CADIAN BALL. Discusses how the story expresses typical Chopin themes. Lack of traditional roles meeting desires & aspirations of women. Discusses how the story reflects the cultural values of a society that limited women's expression. How plot and characters carry forth the story's themes.
Kate Chopin's slight short story, "At the 'Cadian Ball," is one of her early local color stories set in the Bayou of Louisiana in its use of place,... more
6 pages | 6 sources | 16 citations | MLA citation style

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MCCULLERS, CARSON. ("BALLAD OF THE SAD CAFÉ").
Discusses subject matter & narrative techniques. Outline.
Carson McCullers' story "The Ballad of the Sad Caf?" is written in a non-sensationalistic style, and its narrative voice is omniscient, objective, and... more
4 pages | OTHER citation style

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MORRISON, TONI. "BELOVED."
Discusses central theme of sex as a vehicle of power in the novel. Effects of sexual violations on self-worth & sense of powerlessness.
Sex as a Vehicle of Power in Beloved.
Introduction
History, memory and a ghost that represents both haunt Toni Morrison's Beloved. However,... more
10 pages | 4 sources | 40 citations | MLA citation style

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ATWOOD, MARGARET. "THE BLIND ASSASSIN."
Discusses theme of identity & related issues. Analysis of female characters.
In Margaret Atwood's novel The Blind Assassin, a central theme is that of identity, and this theme is associated with issues of personal... more
10 pages | 1 sources | 17 citations | MLA citation style

Price: $28.00

BUNYAN, JOHN. (THE PILGRIM'S PROGRESS).
Discusses the allegory of a Christian's journey. Stages of his spiritual life.
John Bunyan's The Pilgrim's Progress is an allegory of the Christian's journey through the temptations and sinfulness of the world toward the promise... more
7 pages | 1 sources | 17 citations | MLA citation style

Price: $20.00

GATES, JOYCE CAROL. "WHERE ARE YOU GOING, WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN."
Various interpretations of the short story. Ambiguous elements.
Joyce Carol Oates' story "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" moves from a precise, particularized account of a young girl's restless interest... more
5 pages | 3 sources | 14 citations | MLA citation style

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