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Running Head: LITERARY ANALYSIS 1 Will You Redeem If I Pawn? Brittney Strausbough ENG 125 – Introduction to Literature Instructor Elizabeth Isenkul April 3, 2017
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LITERARY ANALYSIS 2 Writing Prompt #2 In some stories, characters come into conflict with the culture in which they live. Often, a character feels alienated in his/her community or society due to race, gender, class or ethnic background. The texts below all contain a character who is ‘outcast’ or otherwise disconnected from society in some way, reflecting important ideas about both the character and the surrounding society’s assumptions, morality, and values. Choose a text and consider the questions below as you critically read the text. Then, craft a working thesis that suggests how this alienation is expressed in the text and why it is significant.
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LITERARY ANALYSIS 3 Often seen on TV are media outlets that portray a lot of violent situations that instantly call for racism. Society outcasts people for their skin color, culture or ideas if they aren’t “the white man.” I will be mentioning many examples referring to the text of “What You Pawn, I Will Redeem.” One race and culture are American Indians. The main character of the story, Jackson, often references important yet violent oppression and displacement that his people and culture have experienced in America. However, Jackson mentions many examples to show how he still finds triumphs in his personal and cultural successes even when others cannot. American Indians are often alienated as if this wasn’t their land before the pilgrims. Typical of a stereotypical
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