Lecture Notes duBois - Eng 111 March.10.10 W.E.B. du Bois:...

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Eng 111 March.10.10 W.E.B. du Bois: The Souls of Black Folk 1. “Bone of the bone, flesh of the flesh” pg 692 - reference to genesis a. Garden of Eden moment b. Until he realizes he is a problem i. “I remember well when the shadow swept across me” 1. Fall 2. Notice the similarities with Douglas, the contrast between light and dark 2. Double Consciousness a. “the negro is like a seventh son, born with a veil, and gifted with second sight in this American world” pg.694 b. “it is a peculiar double consciousness …two souls, two thoughts, two unreconciled strivings; two warring ideals in one dark body”pg.694 i. This is a diagnosis ii. Pay attention to the use of pronouns (trace them throughout the text) 1. Each enacts a subtle change (builds on idea of double consciousness) a. “I have sought here to sketch a vague uncertain outline” i. Notice word choice in sketch 2. Individual testimony a. “rocks our little boat” pg.698 3. 3 rd person observation a. “receive my little….charity” pg.692
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Lecture Notes duBois - Eng 111 March.10.10 W.E.B. du Bois:...

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