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TUGS 303 The American Experience/Autobiographies Review Test #2 Preview I added some more describe questions about the readings based off the example questions we had during discussion. There will be test references to BENJAMIN FRANKLIN AND/OR ROUSSEAU from the first midterm so I would go back and read over the google doc for the first midterm. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1OGCNI41FEEFhcqediTcHCf zHGLvBZ8GK1t-rRKWWSuA/edit?hl=en_US Test questions about: 1. T.S. Eliot’s Four Quartets 2. Maya Angelou’s I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings 3. Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar 4. from Richard Rodriguez’s Hunger of Memory 5. from Firoozeh Dumas’ Funny in Farsi Joan Didion’s The Year of Magical Thinking relevant course and packet notes From what I got during discussion, expect a compare and contrast about coming of age between Angelou and Plath and maybe compare how autobiographical Rodriguez, Bell Jar and Caged Bird and their type of autobiography. Americaness ideals and examples from the books related to Top 10 assignment individualism Dumas’ heritage gives her a specific view of life in America; had political views that differed from her father’s despite his criticism of what she believed Rodriguez was also very individualistic in the sense that he separated himself from his family to pursue his goals in education education Rodriguez willingness to give up family for education
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Esther also scholarship child he said its needed to assimilate into American culture, yet opposes Affirmative Action in terms of assimilating minorities into the education and workforce in American diversity Rodriguez - mexican american male Dumas - iranian american female Angelou - african american female work ethic Rodriguez realistic, rational and intellectual Elliot competitive, material success and American dream Esther working to gain scholarships to college and become a poet Elliot wanting to write extraordinary poems better than others family Rodriguez losing his connection to family for the sake of education Dumas’ strong relationship to her family even though she went through a similiar situation to Rodriguez Plath isolated herself from the only family she had: her mother and brother Independence Dumas valued her independence and exercised it by voting based on her own political perspective, not her father’s; Esther Most likely related t;o these subjects Top Ten American Dreams/Goals 1. pursuit of happiness 2. business success 3. family (Dumas) 4. good health 5. good education (Rodriguez) 6. good social status 7. personal legacy 8. outer beauty (Angelou criticized conventional beauty) 9. religious contentment (Eliot) 10. a good home
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Top Ten American Values 1. freedom 2. integrity/good name 3. loyalty/patriotism 4. independence 5. education 6. food 7. voting (Dumas) 8. diversity 9. work ethic, enterprise 10. democracy T.S. Eliot’s Four Quartets How autobiographical is Four Quartets ?
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