Final - Section I 1 Mrs Lingk Mrs Lingk is the wife of Jim Lingk who makes a deal to buy Glengarry land that she does not approve of She is the

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1. Mrs. Lingk Mrs. Lingk is the wife of Jim Lingk, who makes a deal to buy Glengarry land that she does not approve of. She is the subject of Richard Roma's controversy in the play because she wants the check her husband sent to be canceled, or she will make Jim call the authorities, but Roma wants to see the deal through. She represents the rising influence of women in the household in American culture after 1945, and in the play Jim Lingk is terrified of what she might do if he does not cancel the check. 3. Donald Cox Donald Cox is the Black Panthers' Field Marshal from Oakland who makes an appearance at Leonard Bernstein's party in his Park Avenue suite in Radical Chic by Tom Wolfe. He is one of the characters described as "funky," and has an Afro, a goatee and a black turtleneck. At the chic party, he gives a speech that outlines the fallacies and injustices of such establishments like all-white juries and "pigs," as well as his support for disruption and dissent, all the while answering questions about the foundations of iniquity against Black Americans. He was an important leader figure to the violent transformation and dissent of young Americans in the 1960's. 4. Judith Stoloff White ("Jude") Judith Stoloff White is the mother of Isadora Wing in the novel Fear of Flying by Erica Jong. She is characterized as a tall woman who wore exotic clothes and was never the ordinary Betty Crocker type mother "with a capital M," which often embarrassed Isadora in her youth. She embodies ideas in American culture that came into being in the revolution of the 60's that being ordinary and conformist is the last thing she would want her child Isadora to become, ultimately resulting in the concept of sexual freedom for women. By this, she is nicknamed "Jude" for the patron saint of lost causes. 5. Total Eclipse of the Sonny In the defeat of heavyweight boxer Sonny Liston in 1964, Cassius Clay spoke the line “The crowd did not dream when they put down their money that they would see a total eclipse of the Sonny.” It was one of the events in the legacy of Muhammad Ali, which was important to the development of American culture and the maintenance of the idea of the American tough. 7. "I am profoundly sorry for what I did and said to trigger these events." Former President Bill Clinton said “I am profoundly sorry for what I did and said to trigger these events” in a speech addressed to the nation in 1999 regarding his impeachment and Senate trial. The subject of the trial was the Monica Lewinsky affair, and it is important to American culture because of the myriad of trials that were going on in the 1990’s such as the trial of OJ Simpson, except that this involved the president himself. 8.
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This essay was uploaded on 09/25/2007 for the course AM ST 202 taught by Professor Altschuler,c during the Spring '07 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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Final - Section I 1 Mrs Lingk Mrs Lingk is the wife of Jim Lingk who makes a deal to buy Glengarry land that she does not approve of She is the

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