McTeaguequestions1 - Why do you think Norris created such a...

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HUM 376.4 San Francisco Instructor: Sterba McTeague: A Story of San Francisco (1899) by Frank Norris Discussion questions for September 9. 1. Which different references to gold do you find in these chapters? What commentary do you think Frank Norris is making about San Francisco and its relationship to the precious metal? 2. How is McTeague depicted in these chapters? Consider not only his appearance but his personality, intelligence, temperament, and interests.
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Unformatted text preview: Why do you think Norris created such a person to be the central character of his novel? 3. How is San Francisco described in the novel? Think of the essay we read by Norris in the first week of class. Do you think he delivers on his challenge to young writers, to give us “life” rather than “literature?”...
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