SLD #1 - Sean, Hannah, and Mark Introduction: The American...

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Unformatted text preview: Sean, Hannah, and Mark Introduction: The American Century Ann Petry Suheir Hammad Theodore Roethke Tennessee Williams Tillie Lerner Olsen Muriel Rukeyser Carlos Bulosan BELONGING DISPLACEMENT UNIFORMITY After WWII, feeling of economic prosperity Racism continued: race riots, Spanish immigration, Asian discrimination Cultural changes: creation of suburbs Technological changes: introduction of cars and TVs Changes in literature: avant-garde writing, less censorship, representation of minority social classes Background : black woman, based stories on treatment of blacks, distrust for others Main characters : Charles Woodruff, Dr. Shipley, seven boys Summary : Woodruff is a black English teacher in white town who is asked to help seven delinquent boys in the church. The boys later take Woodruff and an unknown girl to a cemetery and force Woodruff to witness sexual activities performed on the girl. Woodruff is unable to go to the police because he would not be believed over the boys. Belonging : Woodruff was one of few black people in town, unable to express his emotions about the boys because he was a minority...
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