greenhorn worksheet.pdf - ENGL 2363 Name Kourtni A Brown Worksheet Pupin “The Hardships of a Greenhorn” 1 Analyze the symbolism of the hat in this

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ENGL 2363 Name: Kourtni A Brown Worksheet Pupin, “The Hardships of a Greenhorn” 1. Analyze the symbolism of the hat in this story. What is its function as a symbol? (In other words, what do readers learn with the help of this image?) What possible meanings does it suggest? How does it help to depict Pupin? What does the hat suggest about Pupin’s atti- tude towards his Old and New World identities? What does it suggest about cultural differ- ences? How does it help to advance the story’s narrative? Function as a sym- bol The hat was a symbol of his Serbian culture, the American boys made fun of his hat because it showed to them that he was an immigrant. It also help his image because it made him proud of who he was and where he come from. Possible Contextual Meanings Even though he had little to no money, he was proud to wear his Fez. Af- ter he won the street fight and got into the little spat with the policeman
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