Are women more central than men in the story?
Do men have more power than women in the story? Evidence?
What sources of power do the women have?
What is the standard of beauty in the story offered through the character of
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Qualities of a Champion
Loyal, standing tall on a throne gushing with pink petals as they fall down from the roof
of my castle. A leader, a fighter; someone with compassion, strong a
Everyone reads the background material on C.L.R. James and Jean Rhys, and all the assigned texts:
C.L.R. James. "Triumph." Routledge Reader in Caribbean Literature 84-90.
-. Expurgated ending from "Triumph" (PDF download).
-. "Discovering Literature in Tr
Module 1 Discussion Questions: Group 3
1. What are the three principal unifying factors in Caribbean culture, according to Torres-Saillant?
According to Torres-Saillant the three principal unifying factors in Caribbean culture are
music, blackness, and wa
Colicci Module 2
Group 3-4: Toussaint L'Ouverture
1. What terms suggest that Toussaint's view of Saint-Domingue is protonationalistic, i.e., that he
is writing and thinking about Saint-Domingue as a separate entity from France?
I felt that so much of what
Colicci Module 3
1. One of the governing questions in the novel is, "What is a patria?" After reading the novel,
what is the connection (if any) between gender roles and developing a sense of "patria?"
During the time of Salom, women really weren
Group 3: Marson, "Jamaica"; "In Jamaica"
1. To whom would you say the poem "Jamaica" is addressed? Evidence?
I would have to say that the poem Jamaica is addressed to the island itself. For example the
first and last stanzas begin with addressing the isla
In the course of Caribbean literature, one of the most common elements
and a unifying theme for the body of works comes in the form of reaction to the
imperialist agendas from foreign nations. The writings of Silvio Torres-Saillant in
The Unity of Caribbe
1. In Struggles to Mother by Maria Luisa Arroyo, what are some lines or
images that set the emotion and tone of this poem, and how does the
bilingual language effect that tone?
Our group members on this discussion differed in their opinions greatly,
Who is Spoiler? Where does he return from, where does he return to, and when
does he return? How do these details about the occasion of the poem illuminate
Walcott's thematic concerns?
Consider the lines: "all Frederick S
1. One of the governing questions in the novel is, "What is a patria?" After
reading the novel, what is the connection (if any) between gender roles and
developing a sense of "patria?"
The connection between gender roles and a sense of patria comes from t
To whom would you say the poem "Jamaica" is addressed? Evidence?
Does it cater to the expectations of this audience? How so?
How would you compare and contrast the tone of "Jamaica" with "In Jamaica."
What are some lines
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