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Exam 3 Study Guide

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Exam 3 Study Guide 2112


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Notes from A Doll House will not be included in this because we have not discussed it in class, but I wanted you guys to have some type of study guide!
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Olivia Edenfield
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Date Created: 09/14/16
Exam 3 Study Guide  Reread notes from this past week  Make sure to read (or listen to the audio of) A Simple Heart! Specific questions  dealing with plot, theme, and characters will be asked to ensure you actually read  it  Know the difference between Naturalism and Realism and be able to apply it to  texts  Be familiar with works from Jacob Riis, Stephen Crane, Gustave Flaubert, and  Henrik Ibsen Naturalism Realism ­pessimistic determinism: character is  ­ focuses on character’s ability to choose  determined by his social and biological  and the outcomes of that choice limitations ­choices characters make imply ethical  ­ character reacts to situations and does  responsibilities  ­typically deals with common, middle class not have the ability to choose ­characters lack automony  people ­usually set in urban areas ­portrays God and nature as indifferent  ­typically deals with the lower class  ­portrays God and nature as hostile Realistic text: Gustave Flaubert’s A Simple Heart Naturalistic texts: Stephen Crane’s A Dark Brown Dog How the Other Half Lives by Jacob Riis:  Riis used flash photography to expose the awful conditions of tenement housing  in New York  Know how living conditions were in tenements (multiple families living in one  area, filthy, disease­ridden, ventilation issues, etc.)  Social conditioning can stripe an individual of their choice o If someone lives in poverty and is surrounded by crime constantly, why  wouldn’t they themselves commit crimes?  Ends with a call to action in which Theodore Roosevelt answers A Dark Brown Dog by Stephen Crane Allegorical story: extended metaphor throughout narrative, the idea that everything is  symbolic (Johnson household becomes an allegory for whole bowery) Objective correlative: literary technique of representing a particular theme or evoking an  emotion by using a symbol (rope around dog’s neck)  Be aware of little boy’s age­­­ How do you know he is that old?  Know why the little boy beats the dog and how their relationship symbolizes his  life, what the rope around the dog’s neck represents, and why this is a naturalistic  text­­­ Why is the family meeting held?  Know the significance of colors used in narrative  Be familiar with the quote, “…she was like a gagged prisoner,” and know its  significance  Narrative is a call for social action A Simple Heart by Gustave Flaubert  Know what felicity means  Describe Felicite’s characteristics, personality, manner, etc.  Be able to identify the four characteristics of a secular saint and why Felicite  exemplifies them o When does she overcome her trials? o How and when does she defeat monsters? o When is she scourged? Is this her one moment of despair? Why? o Why does Felicite value the parrot?  Know why Felicite and Madame Aubain grow closer  Understand why A Simple Heart is more of a realistic text than a naturalistic one


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