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Arts and Humanities
EXAM III AMERICAN LIT MIZELL
Terms in this set (53)
Black Hawk Wrote
-Life of Ma-ka-taii-ne-she-kia-kiak
-Speech of the Pawnee Chief
-Speech of the Pawnee Loup Chief
Elias Boudinot Wrote
-From the Cherokee Phoenix
-Return to Civil Government
-Slavery in Massachusetts
-The Divinity School Address
-The American Scholar
-Each and All
-Letter to Martin Van Buren
Washington Irving Wrote
-Rip Van Winkle
-The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
James Fenimore Cooper Wrote
-The Leatherstocking Tales
William Cullen Bryant Wrote
-To a Waterfowl
-Son of the Forest
-An Indian's Looking Glass for the White Man
Nathaniel Hawthorne Wrote
-The Minister's Black Veil
-Young Goodman Brown
-The Scarlet Letter
Characterize Romanticism. Contrast it with Classicism.
Romanticism is characterized by its emphasis on emotion and individualism as well as glorification of all the past and nature
Classicism has certain basic features in art as in literature. Its concern is always with the ideal, in form as well as in content.
Using Bryant's poetry, illustrate Romanticism.
"Thanatopsis" is Romantic poetry because it focused on the supernatural, is concerned with thoughts of dying, and arouses emotions.
Characterize the view of death that Bryant presents in Thanatopsis.
Bryant turned to nature for an understanding of death. In nature, Bryant saw a way of accepting the inevitability of death
Mostly it's purpose is to remind you that you are going to die, but death isn't something to be afraid of.
What contributions did Irving make to American Literature?
Washington Irving has often been called "the Father of American Literature." He is thought of, for instance, as the first American writer to make his living primarily through his creative work, and he is the first American acclaimed by the English literary establishment as worthy of recognition.
What Yankee figure did Irving present in the Legend of Sleepy Hollow?
Ichabod Crane(School teacher)
What stylistic characteristics do Irving's writings have?
Washington Irving shows his writing style by using humor, imagery, and satire
What memorable character did Irving sketch that symbolizes change?
Rip Van Winkle
Tell about Apess' concerns and his view of the treatment of Native Americans.
Apess is fiery in
his critique of Anglo American society and religion; he questions the integrity of Christians who treat
Native Americans with a double standard.
What does Apess say about skin color? About loving your neighbor as yourself?
Apess says that the colour of your skin shouldn't dictate hoe you can live your life, and that you must love your neighbor as yourself
Discuss the American hero figure as seen in Natty Bumpo
(ie., Hawk-Eye, Deerslayer, Leatherstockings).
How is Natty Bumpo an Adamic figure, Adam before the fall? The noble savage?
Apply the principles of Romanticism to Cooper's work.
How did the slaying of the pigeons by the settlers go against the code of the hunter?
How did this contrast with the Native Americans' use of the land?.
Discuss the sources and doctrines of Transcendentalism. Possible 50 point question if you chose to write the essay.
Discuss Emerson's concept of the unity of all things or Oversoul.
What three characteristics of the American Scholar does Emerson give in his essay by that title?
Discuss the concept of self-reliance as set forth by Emerson.
Discuss the essay Nature and its view of Nature.
What does Emerson say about Jesus in "The Divinity School Address" and by contrast what is the nature of man?
What is Emerson's view of the nature of man, ie. the divinity of man?
Why does Emerson celebrate self-reliance and denounce conformity?
Why did Thoreau go to the woods?
"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived."
Discuss Thoreau's view of nature.
What three interpretations of Walden may be used to analyze the work?
Simplicity, organicism (life as a plant), rebirth and purification.
What is the gist of Thoreau's position on government and its connection to his Transcendental views?
In "Slavery in Massachusetts" what position did Thoreau take regarding slavery?
What is Thoreau's view of the role of government (to make life more valuable) and the degree of government (least government).
What did F.O. Matthiessen call this period of American literature. (Vol. B, page 1).
During the anti-bellum period what were the various reform movements
antislavery, temperance, women's rights, and immigration (vs. Catholic institutions and influx).
What tribe from Georgia were a major target for removal? Who was the
President whose removal policy led to the "Indian Removal Act of 1830"? (349)
What Sauk chief unknowingly signed a treaty giving away the Sauk lands and argues in his narrative that they were a "peaceable people" who were treated badly by the whites?
What chief of the Pawnees distinguished between the Great Father of the whites and the Great Father of us all?
What Cherokee chief published the Cherokee Phoenix and spoke of the necessity of the free press to maintain liberty?
The Cherokee Memorials petition Congress not to force their removal. As the principle chief, John Ross denigrates the doctrine of removal to the US House and argues that the Cherokee nation is a distinct nation. What does the petition
justice and humanity, promised protection, preservation of rightS and privileges
What does the birthmark represent in Hawthorne's short story "The Birth-Mark"?
Why does Father Hooper wear the black veil in Hawthorne's story "The Minister's Black Veil"? What does it symbolize?
What does Young Goodman Brown symbolize and why does he go on a journey?
Explain the themes in Hawthorne's work.
Examine The Scarlet Letter in terms of the effects of sin and guilt on one of the main characters.
What does the scarlet letter symbolize at the beginning and at the end?
Describe the characteristics of Hawthorne's Unpardonable Sinner
Describe Hawthorne's combination of the moral and psychological tale in "Young Goodman Brown".
Discuss Hawthorne's fusion of Puritanism and Transcendentalism in Pearl and her society.
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