Whilemalamudadoptedapessimistictonetoconveyhisthemeshe

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Unformatted text preview: verty, racial issues, and immigrants. His themes explore isolation, class distinction, and social problems such as homelessness, infidelity, divorce, and abuse. While Malamud adopted a pessimistic tone to convey his themes, he optimistically showed love as giving redemption and sacrifice as uplifting. His writing style incorporated the harsh slang/jargon of the New York immigrants’ world in a convincing, unsentimental way. He was quoted as saying, “Life is a tragedy full of joy.” IDENTIFY SETTING 1. What is the setting of the story? IDENTIFY CHARACTERS 2. 3. Identify the protagonist and provide details of his character. Who is the antagonist in the story? Give details to explain your answer. ANALYZE PLOT STRUCTURE OF “HER FIRST BALL” 4. Outline the main events of the plot. LEVEL N STORIES OF OURSELVES CO...
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