Woody Guthrie paper

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George Noorts Woody Guthrie Woody Guthrie was a simple man, often with nothing but the clothes on his back, his own two eyes and a brain, and his guitar. With just these tools, he became an icon for America’s working man from the 1930-1940’s with Given the fact that Woody Guthrie spent most of his time singing about America as he saw it, he deserves a nifty nickname to be uniquely remembered by. A title fitting for him would be “The All-American Nomad.” Many of Woody’s songs were about the current stage of his life in America. He met people from all walks of life, absorbing their culture. This is what makes his a nomad. The train ride to Chicago is a perfect example of this. On that train, he meets and befriends a black man, almost gets tossed out of a train by a prankster who Guthrie tried to set right earlier in the story, defends a 20-something who was simply trying to get some sleep, and rides on top of a train through a painful rain storm, all the while struggling to breathe through a thick cloud of cement dust. It’s no stretch of the imagination to think that each of these people came from a different walk of life, and
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course HUM 106 taught by Professor Dorr during the Spring '08 term at Illinois Tech.

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