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Blog Question 10/17

Throughout the entire novel, Richard seems to make rather ignorant comments: he blames all of Rufus’s problems solely on Rufus, calls Vivaldo a child for starting a relationship with Ida, and lumps all African Americans together in blaming them for … Continue reading

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Question 9/19

In Baldwin’s third essay, he claims “A ghetto can be improved in one way only: out of existence” (65). In his third essay he also claims that the three realities of the western fabric are “religion, tradition, and imperialism, and … Continue reading

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Question 9/14

Richard Wright recounts the opening of his novel Native Son, in which Bigger, the protagonist, battles a rat in his room: “Cautioning myself to allow the rat scene to disclose only Bigger, his family, their little room, and their relationships, … Continue reading

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8/31 Class

What intervention is Fitzgerald’s “The Diamond As Big as the Ritz” making in regards to American capitalism? Is loving the (U.S) nation tied to loving capitalism? What is the benefit of using satire as a rhetorical device? In addition, explore … Continue reading

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