THEIR EYES WERE WATCHING GOD
CHAPTER 1- 4
Directions: Complete the following as you read. Be prepared to submit work.
1. Chapter 1 begins with a dramatic situationthe return of a woman with a story to tell to
whomever cares to listen. What suspense does t
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The three-prong thesis is the most common and rudimentary form of thesis
statement writing, and as you develop more control and mastery over the
process, so too will your thesis crafting capabilities.
Writing a thesis (or claim) is
General Idea the Essay Will Explore
Hook/Attention Grabber: You must say something
interesting to get people to want to read your essay!
How does the author use/relate to this idea? What does the
author think about this idea, considering them
The Colonial Period 1600-1750
- Europe was in convulsive transition, established institutions & thought challenged
- economics: large joint-stock trading companies chartered by the Crown; settlements
underwritten by London stockholders, hoping for a good
The Romantic Movement 1820 - 1860
-physical America growing at spectacular rate, partly due to immigration
-CA annexed in 1821, wide open spaces beckoned
-age of railroads, still agricultural, yet by 1860, value of manufactures = value of crops
The Neoclassic Age 1765 - 1820
- turning away from a God-centered way of life, classical culture of ancient Greek world,
man-centered and rational, also Roman civilization with concern for law and form
-Enlightenment, Age of Reason permeated colonies - or
Realism and Naturalism 1870 - 1920
-the Gilded Age (Twain coined term) & after (Civil War to WWI)
-Industrial Revolution altered radically social and economic climate of US; change from
rural, provincial & agrarian nation to growing urban centers, burgeon
The Twentieth Century 1914 - 1970
-two towering gures - Karl Marx & Sigmund Freud
-Marxs theories of economic determinism, class struggle, proletarian revolution slow to
take hold in individualistic & capitalistic America
-literary Marxism - motivated by
English 2A- _
Place: What do we learn about place?
Time: What do we learn about the time period? What clues do you see?
What characters appear? What do they look like?
What history is revealed? What
Fishbowl Discussion: Harp of Burma
English 2A - _
Answer the following questions and have 2 quotes to support your ideas. Be ready to discuss and
explain your thinking.
1. With very little description of actual combat, what are the ways in which H