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Whitman Unit Study Guide

Whitman Unit Study Guide - Whitman,Beats, Mr.Moore...

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Whitman, Beats, Catcher Unit Study Guide Mr. Moore This main connections among the various writers we have read and discussed in this unit  are a discomfort with mainstream American values and a willingness to rebel against  them.  All of these writers were “outsiders” in their day.  The ideas and beliefs of Walt  Whitman are controversial today, but imagine how controversial they were 150 years  ago.   These writers wanted to express things that were either taboo or unpopular-but they  realized that saying something different, something against the grain of mainstream  American culture, required new  forms  of expression.  This is one of the most important  concepts of this unit (and of this class); that it is not only what a writer says, but  how  he  says it, that creates meaning.  If the Beat writers wanted to exist outside of mainstream 
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