Forum 8 - Week 8 Forum What Is American Literature Part I Choose a main character in any of the short stories this week Tell us about him or her

Forum 8 - Week 8 Forum What Is American Literature Part I...

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Week 8 Forum: What Is American Literature? Part I: Choose a main character in any of the short stories this week. Tell us about him or her. Describe the character physically and give us a few adjectives to describe his/her personality, using quotes from the reading as evidence. Would you like this person if you knew him or her? Why or why not. What is the main problem or conflict in the character's life. Do you feel he/she handled the problem well or poorly?Part II: Based on all the readings done up to this point, what, in your opinion, are the most important characteristics that distinguish American literature? Do you think that our literature is a good representation of 'American Identity'? Part III: What contemporary author do you think will represent the early 21st century in an American literature class of the future? What do you think this writer brings to the table that is representative of American life or that shows a distinct and important cultural trend or message/theme that is worth studying?Part I: On this week’s reading, I chose the mother on the Story by Alice Walker on “Everyday Use”, She seems to demonstrate the old fashion mother that I’m accustomed to knowing growingup in a small farm in the Philippines. She somewhat reminded me of my aunt who happened to have two daughters that grew up to be two totally different people even though they grew up in the same household. She seems to be a strong, loving mother who grew up in a harsh environment. She seems to be a typical mother who is often critical of their daughters, just for the reason that she wants them to do better in life. Despite her love to both her daughter, the mother seemed to favor Maggie. I’m not sure if I will like her if I ever meet her only because I know she means well by being critical to her daughter especially Dee but at the same time I believe she could have tried harder to develop a better relationship with Dee. The main conflict of the story is the relationship that the mother has with both daughters, Maggie seemed to be

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