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Unformatted text preview: 3.14.2011 1 st Selection – “narrative of the Life of John Marrant, a black” • 1785 Edition • Closer something is to being more direct the easier we can believe it; the less mediated it is • In response to objection of illegitimacy (have to take Aldridge’s word for what he says) o 1 st reason – God wouldn’t let it happen o 2 nd reason – I think he’s a pretty good guy and will vouch for him; believe him o 3 rd reason – he really meant what he said in his story could see that he was moved when telling it; now really believe him • “Always preserved Mr. Marrant’s ideas though I could not his language.” (This quote is in paragraph in close locale to previous notes concerning objections) o Different bc at beginning he said the language was plain and artless but now is saying some of that language is his • In one page of text we have controversial ideas and evidence that shows us we should...
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This note was uploaded on 03/24/2011 for the course ENGL 122 taught by Professor Bigelow during the Spring '11 term at UNC.
- Spring '11
- American Literature