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IAH 207: Concept Maps for Midterm Zoot SuitGroup:Pedro Casanova, Jazz Cheeks, Riley Wolter, Ethan Emick, Amari SaaAxes of Distinction: We think that Zoot Suit operates with multiple races. Minorities are portrayed as the weaker race and the ones responsible for crime within the film They were accused of being guilty beforethey had a fair trial. Gender and Sexuality: All the men are put on trial and not the women, because men are seen as one’s who can commit murder and women can’t. History: The trial of Sleepy Lagoon actually happened. Jose Diaz was murdered and Henry and his friends happened to be at the scene of the crime making them automatically guilty in the eyes of everyone else. Religion: Pachuco can be seen as the devil or angel on your shoulder. A sort of conscious for Henry that influences his actions. He wears a cross and makes Henry think about whether his actions are right or wrong. Law, Justice, and Violence: The Mexicans are accused for a crime they didn’t commit, because Mexicans are seen as thugs/savages. Minorities were committed for crimes before trials even started. Genre: Movie hasn’t finished yet. Last of the Mohicans Group: Chloe Habitz, Tom DeFlora, Cedric Johnston, Henry Hibbeln Axes of Distinction: -Civilized Savage, Multiple RacesHawkeye, Magua talking about bloodo“let us teach these natives of the forest that white blood can run as freely as red, when the appointed hour comes.” (Ch. 8, p.66)“There is reason in an Indian, though nature has made him with a red-skin!”oIn this quote Hawkeye implies that Indians should not have reason since their skin is red. This basically states that reason is a uniquely european/civilized trait.“Should we distrust the man because his manners are not our manners, and that his skin is dark?”oThis quote explains the multiple races axes of distinction and displays it through a civilized vs. savage lens.Gender and Sexuality:Two WomenTwo types: dark and lightAlice: blonde haired, demur, nervous, and dependent on the menCora: dark haired, forceful, opinionated, and more “mature” History:History is changed: In last of the Mohicans, the alliances are swapped, the mohicans are completely killed off, and some events are greatly embellished.French and Indian War
Religion:Both christianity and native american religion are shown.Gamut’s Calvinism, a European religion, becomes ridiculous in the wilderness. Native religion is presented as somewhat mystical throughout the novel.Law, Justice, and Violence:Native American Law (“not a warrior [the Indians] has a scalp and the pale-faces make friends!” (Ch.17, p.156))Genre:Historic Novel, Tragedy or Romance (depends on hero)Uncle Tom’s CabinGroup: Nico Mancini, Jordan Lauber, Maricela Rojas, Sean MooreAxes of Distinction: Uncle Tom’s Cabin’s Axes of Distinction are Civilized vs. Savage and Multiple Races, and Christian vs. Non-Christian.