March 4 - MAGGIE Shearmasses,toomanypeople,,anoutcryor...

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MAGGIE Concept of “Bread and the Circus” -- “Danger of the Masses” - Shear masses, too many people, could be physical trouble, an outcry or  protest - Masses are ignorant and dangerous - To keep them happy: they have to have something to eat and to entertain  them o People start drinking o Woman be called “gin moll” - ** Maggie: story is pure naturalism that tops the open boat o Shows the idea that social ethics matter (we’re kind to each other as  human beings) environment is hell WORDS - Crimson  o The red legion, Maggie is the Crimson legion: she is the prostitute, the  scarlet letter  - Degradation o Starting slow, but very rapid decline of everybody in this book Mick becames a name for Michael in Irish community  Pete - The bartender,  Chapter 1 Chapter 2 -  “dozen grusome doorways give babies to the streets?” o Lots of children in Ireland, not much education about birth control, lots  of babies in the neighborhood and in the “guter” – strong symbol of  naturalism
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o Infants sit in the street stupidly o The women hang from balconies gossiping, screaming in quarrels  - Bottom of page 6 o Maggie has a baby with her (Tommie her brother) Bottom of 7: goes into one of the ‘gruesome’ doorways, enter a  lighted room where a large woman was ‘rampant’ – violent, rage, 
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