EN 209-005 Notes on The Contrast
EN 209-005 Notes on The Contrast EN 209
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EN 209005 Notes on The Contrast 9915 Notes on The Contrast What is the rhetorical purpose of The Contrast Define American values in contrast to European values 0 American rustic simplicity versus European pomp and airs o By the end of the play you have the ideal American I Maria and Manly left standing at the end of the play poised for a happy life together marriage What genre is The Contrast and how does it differ from other genres we ve read Fiction Comedy of Manners o Satirizes social customs manners of a particular group usually a social class wealth Why is The Contrast a significant work of Early American literature Why do we care in 2015 Myth of American Identity 0 What does it mean to be American I The term used for common pervasive belief among Americans that this country that we now live is unique it is unique There is no other country on the planet that has the geography we do culture politics etc Unit Two Imperialism globalization and the United States Defining the terms 0 Imperialism 0 Globalization world wide 0 United States America how so The US most often is regarded as a world leader a superpower Given its position on the international stage what should be the country s role in world events Is it our job to police other nationstates To what extent should we intervene in other countries political milieus Or supply financial and martial aid To what extent should we shouldn t we attempt to spread democracy and capitalism to other parts of the world In a nutshell what are the ethical and or moral obligations that come with being a world leader In addition how did we arrive at this position of leadership in the first place How have this country s former policies of manifest destiny and imperialism affected our outlook on the world and the United States s exceptional position in that world How might that history still be resonant in our foreign policies especially in the Middle East Or are our imperial days a thing of the past What are the consequences either good or bad of imperialist agendas in the short term and the long term Finally we are experiencing an unprecedented level EN 209005 Notes on The Contrast 9915 of international connectedness People in various parts of the globe can more easily communicate with people in other parts of the globe thanks to advancements in technology and more sophisticated and integrated financial markets among other factors Globalization matters because it can potentially change a person s outlook on the world and change herhis understanding of his her place in that world How have these new opportunities for global connectedness affected how we understand the United States and ourselves Why does cultural contact matter What are the benefits and pitfalls of interacting with different cultures Why would the United States become a world power
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