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Unformatted text preview: a. Values of the West: Southern? Calvinist New England? 10. Stephen A. Douglas represented the West's democratic, commercial, utilitarian side. Explain. a. Terms/IDs: Popular sovereignty VII. The West as romance 11. The myth/romance of the West contained numerous dualities (contrasting realities/images). Discuss. VIII. Nathaniel Hawthorne 12. Hawthorne was an avoider in an age of joiners, and a skeptic in an age of believers. Explain all 4 sides of this. 13. How did Hawthorne's view of the West compare with the general American view? IX. Herman Melville 14. Herman Melville: his life 15. For Melville, the West was the sea. Explain. 16. p.122 "Moby Dick was above all about Melville's quarrel with God." Explain. X. Mark Twain 17. p.123 "Scholars have agreed he was a man divided against himself." Explain. a. social/linguistic/regional/literary/moral? 18. p.125 "A sense of sectionalism lived on in America long after it had much validity in fact." [prof: but not in the case of one region] Discuss these thoughts....
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This note was uploaded on 04/27/2008 for the course POLS 4310 taught by Professor Green during the Spring '08 term at Texas A&M.
- Spring '08