“Prepare myself for the final struggle”2.“Decide my fate”3.“Roused”4.“Secure my liberty”5.Wording emphasizes the importance of his decision and how it’s a make-or-break moment for him. b.Irony/contrast/juxtapositioni.The section about how Douglass’s grandmother was forced to remain a slave her entire life, despite all she did for Master Andrew’s family. She took care of Andrew from his infancy to his death and is shown no gratitude or mercy whatsoever, as she is sent to live and die alone in the woods, apart from her children and grandchildren. Her devotion is in stark contrast with her slaveholder’s cruel indifference, making it clear to the reader why Douglass considers this the “one thing in my experience, over any other, [that] served todeepen my conviction of the infernal character of slavery”.
AmStud Oral Finals - Fall 2018Berger/Seemueller5.Ernest Hemingway declared, "All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn." In what ways specifically do you think this one novel has impacted American literature in the 20th century and today? Do you agree with Hemingway’s statement or do you consider it hyperbole? Use specific features of the novel to support your claim.