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Choose either Option One or Option Two
Support your observations and comments by quoting appropriate words, phrases, sentences directly from the work(s) you are analyzing. Remember to always follow a quotation with an explanation of how it supports your interpretation.
Works used in class:
- “Hills Like White Elephants” by Ernest Hemingway
- “Black Woman” by Georgia Douglas Johnson
- “On Being Young – A Woman And Colored” by Marita Bonner
- “Winter Dreams” by F. Scott Fitzgerald
- “Bitter Fruit of the Tree” by Sterling A. Brown
- “The Ethics of Living Jim Crow” by Richard Wright
Identify two works in the text where the American Dream is addressed in some context and do the following:
- Explain how the American Dream is false, distorted, and unfulfilled.
- Support your explanation with specific references to characters, plot, or theme.
Choose two works from the text by writers of the Harlem Renaissance and do the following:
- Explain how the common themes of alienation, marginality, folk roots and culture, or blues tradition are addressed in each work (choose only themes you are able to identify).
- Support your explanation with specific references to character and/or figurative language.