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GWTWdraft2012day1 - GANDHI 1982 Gone with the Wind(1939 Southern Epic Epic Subjects Themes GLORY 1989 Confederate Flag What makes an epic an epic

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Unformatted text preview: GANDHI, 1982 Gone with the Wind (1939) Southern Epic Epic Subjects / Themes GLORY, 1989 Confederate Flag What makes an epic an epic? • Large scale /scope • Spectacular effects • Historical reference (real or fictional) • Multiple characters. “The masses” • Hero or heroine embodies society • The work justifies a culture or the end of a culture 45-50 years later • Is GWTW an epic in these terms? Protagonist of the Epic Protagonist of the Novel Core Plot of the Novel • Character moves from innocence to experience, illusion to disillusion • Education of the character = Bildungsroman • Character who learns marries, gets rich, or moves to a new stage of life • Character who fails to learn may die • Scarlett… Scarlett in white Scarlett at Twelve Oaks Scarlett, Ashley, Rhett The Ball Scarlett in Red • Love paper dolls? Figurines? Buy Scarlett! Scarlett Christmas Ornaments Frivolity, pleasure, vanity?Frivolity, pleasure, vanity?...
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This note was uploaded on 02/19/2012 for the course ECON 101 taught by Professor Headley during the Spring '08 term at Duke.

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