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English 212 Week Two Notes

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English 212 Week Two Notes Engl 212

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These notes cover the readings for week two that are listed on the syllabus. This includes notes taken in class from what the professor discussed of each reading as well as individual notes taken f...
Introduction to American Literature
Dr. Robert Rudnicki
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1 English 212 Week Two Notes 1. Johnathan Edwards: “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” a. Edwards believes that sinners should and will be punished by God in due time at  the right moment of God’s choosing and those punished will get what they  deserve. God’s in control of their fate and can choose when to send them to hell.  Uses different examples, illustrations, and paints pictures in the mind that  illustrates his main point, which is sinners could be sent to hell at any time but  God’s hand is holding them up and keeping them out of harm’s way. 2. Red Jacket: “Reply to the Missionary Jacob Cram” a. Jacket’s response to Jacob Cram’s statement that there’s only one religion and one God and if they don’t embrace it the right way then they can’t be happy. Jacket  politely argues that their religion is better by pointing out flaws in the white  people’s beliefs, religion, and lifestyles. Points out that the Native Americans  helped them in their difficult times so they owe them and their homeland is  overseas so they should go back to where they came from. At the end he states  that he doesn’t want to destroy their religion but have the freedom to practice their own. 3. Tecumseh: “Speech to the Osages” a. Tecumseh’s speech delivered to Indian tribes to try to convince them all to band  together and expel white people from Indian lands. Tells them it’s in their best  interest if they want to survive and prosper. Says if they don’t take the  opportunity to rid of the white people now then they’ll become stronger, more  powerful, and harder to defeat. Once united they can conquer their enemies and  live peacefully. 4. Benjamin Franklin: from The Autobiography [Part Two] a. Friends writing him letters trying to convince him to share his story of how he  bettered himself/how he became so successful so it can be used as an example to  future generations who want to do the same. Franklin agrees and writes the story  of his life of how he went from having nothing (poor, powerless, unknown) to  having it all and living the American dream (being somebody and making  something his life). Says he achieved all of this by improving himself as a person  and goes into detail about the process he went through to try to perfect himself  (wrote a list of virtues and checked off the ones he achieved day by day). Explains that although he failed at perfection he gained happiness and future generations  can too now that he shared his life story which he considered an experiment. Says  that all of this is attainable because in this country you can go from a nobody  who’s broke and powerless to someone who’s rich, powerful, and influential. 2 5. J. Hector St. John de Crevecoeur: from “Letters from an American Farmer” Letter III &  Letter IX a. Letter III:  i. Travel writing. Letters written about Crevecoeur’s encounters with people  and observations of those people. Explains his definition of an American  which is a person who is hard working and not of a specific ethnicity.  Describes Americans as people that are a mixture of different  nationalities/ethnicities (Irish, French, Scottish, etc.) that were melted  together into a new race. Considers America the “melting pot” for that  reason. b. Letter IX: i. Describes the location of Charles­Town and its climate. Gives his opinion  of slavery which he considers to be horrible and wrong because the slaves  are treated as a piece of property, have horrible living arrangements, and  are looked upon and treated as animals. Describes what he considers to be  a melancholy scene of how he came across a half dead slave who is in  very poor condition that was trapped in a cage as punishment for killing  the overseer of the plantation and how the person begs for him to kill him. 6. Thomas Jefferson: from “The Declaration of Independence” a. Shows how Jefferson originally wrote the document and the editing process it  went through before it became the version we all know. The things that were  removed are underlined because not everyone agreed with the wording/language  he used. He also originally argued for emancipation because he believed that the  evil of slavery has gone on for too long so the practice needed to end  immediately. The original version serves as an interesting reminder of the long,  tedious process the document underwent before its final version was agreed upon. 7. The Federalist: No. 1 [Alexander Hamilton], No. 10 [James Madison] a. No. 1 [Alexander Hamilton] i. Introduction essay written under a pseudonym in a newspaper called “The  Federalist” trying to persuade people to adopt the new Constitution by  arguing that it’s in their best interest for their liberty, dignity, and  happiness. This is the first of many essays and it outlines what will be  discussed in succeeding essays. b. No. 10 [James Madison] i. Argued that a well­constructed union would break and control the violence of faction, which he considered to be a dangerous vice in governments.  Faction: any number of citizens that are inspired by some common  passions to act adversely towards the rights of other citizens. Concludes  that factions can’t be removed but the effects of factions can be controlled  by using checks­and­balances system.  3 8. Olaudah Equiano: “The Interesting Narrative of the Life of…” a. Slave narrative. Story of a teenager living in an African village who gets  kidnapped and sold into slavery. He was bought and sold many times and gives  descriptions of the different masters he had, customs of the land, different  languages, types of food found in the regions, etc. he encounters on his journey.  He spent many months traveling the country and eventually ends up at the sea  coast to be boarded on a slave ship. He describes the slave ship’s condition, sick  people on the ship, and the harshness of living there. Got off of ship in Barbados  and sold again. 9. Phillip Freneau: “On the Religion of Nature” a. Explains his point of view, which is that nature itself is a religion. In nature, love  can be found that knows no punishment with no bounds or doctrines. Religion  framed by nature could fill us all and set us free whereas religion framed by  mankind is a doctrine that contains words and could be misleading or  misinterpreted. Says that we should seek to find God in nature rather than from  religious writings such as the bible. 10. Washington Irving: “Rip Van Winkle” a. Rip wanders into the woods one day to get alone time away from his wife and  encounters a man who persuades him to have a drink of liquor with him and some others. Rip drinks the liquor and then falls into a deep sleep and doesn’t wake up  until 20 years later (he wasn’t aware it was 20 years later at the time he awoke).  He returns to the village to find everything has changed and that his wife is dead.  Rip’s son, daughter, and other villagers recognize him though and so the villagers  welcome him back home once he explains the strange tale of why he was missing  so long. 11. Nathaniel Hawthorne: “My Kinsman, Major Molineux” a. 18­year­old Robin arrives in the New England colony in search of his uncle. He  tries to unsuccessfully ask many people of the whereabouts of his uncle only to  have them avoid the question and laugh once he walks away. He wanders the  streets but finally meets a man who tells him to wait at the church because his  uncle will pass by soon. So he waits on the steps and while doing so he  encounters a man who he has a conversation with and the man agrees to wait with him. As they wait they hear shouting that gets louder and people appear in the  street. Robin realizes that his uncle is the center of the commotion because he’s  covered in tar and feathers and the crowd is mocking/laughing at him. At first  Robin is frozen with pity and terror but soon joins in on the laughter only to  become the loudest one laughing at his uncle. After the crowd passes the man he  4 waited with tries to convince him to stay in the city, and rise in the world without  his uncle’s help.


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