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Assignment 2 - Brian Ruben Assignment #2 TTH 2 Assignment...

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Brian Ruben Assignment #2 TTH 2 Assignment #2 1. Identify and explain the different value systems represented by the characters Aunt Hagar and Harriett. Aunt Hagar represents the “Victorian” lifestyle that was prominent in 19 th century. This value system is represented by Aunt Hagar’s longing for Harriett to be much more refined and lady-like in her manners. She also wanted to keep her from attending late- night parties. Aunt Hagar wished to stop the pleasure-seeking and joyful activities that Harriett wished to pursue. Harriett on the other hand represents the exact opposite of Aunt Hagar. Harriett represents the “modern” outlook on life, which embodies a free- spirited, spontaneous, and pleasure-seeking lifestyle. Harriett represents the countless young adults who thought the Victorian lifestyle hindered one’s ability to truly enjoy life. 2. Explain how Hughes makes the music “humanistic.” When the band plays, Hughes makes the music very human-like, with qualities, characteristics, and emotions similar to that of a human. When the band plays, Hughes describes the cornet and banjo by quoting the sounds the instruments make. This gives the effect as if the instruments were actually in conversation. The “‘Whaw! . . . Whaw! . . . Whaw! . . . Whaw!’” of the cornet is answered by the roll of the snare drum (Hughes
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This note was uploaded on 05/17/2008 for the course MUJZ 419m taught by Professor Mason during the Fall '06 term at USC.

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