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Modern Fiction/Non F

Fiction and Non-Fiction

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In comparison to literature of the 19th Century, the subject and scope of literature of the 20th century can be characterized as more diverse and broad.
In the 1st half of the 20th century, many American writers turned their attention to ___________. ordinary people and the challenges of everyday life
In "Wagner Matinee," Willa Cather contrasts Boston's civilized culture and way of life with _________. Nebraska's harsh and physically demanding way of life
Why does Aunt Georgiana not want to leave the concert hall at the end of "A Wagner Matinee"? Leaving means ignoring the pursuits of the soul and focusing on the dull concerns of life in Nebraska.
In Eudora Welty's "A Worn Path," the journey that Phoenix Jackson undertakes is a metaphor for _________. life
In "A Worn Path," Phoenix Jackson ultimately shows herself to be someone whose actions are all done out of ________. dedication and love to her grandson
In Black Boy, the young Richard Wright associates the discomfort he feels from hunger with _________. the bitter pain he feels over being abandoned by this father
What does Richard Wright learn by the end of the excerpt from Black Boy that you read in this unit? He learns to stand up for himself and to take control of his own destiny.
As "The Inside Search" begins, why is Zora Neale Hurston's grandmother upset with Zora for riding with white people who pass through their village? She worries that Zora will offend the white people and face violent consequences.
By the end of "The Inside Search," Zora Neale Hurston recognizes that _______ her intelligence can lead her to new and different experiences and opportunities.
William Faulkner's Nobel Prize Acceptance speech asserts that the works of many modern writers are negatively influenced by the fear of dying in an atomic bomb attack
In his Nobel Prize acceptance speech, William Faulkner insists that great writing must focus on "universal truths" and the problems of the human heart in conflict with itself
By writing "A Wagner Matinee" from Clark's point of view, Willa Cather ________. keeps readers from knowing what Aunt Georgiana truly feels
Aunt Georgiana travels to Boston for the purpose of settling an estate
In Memphis, Richard Wright's mother locks him out of the house because she wants him to learn how to survive in hostile environments
Created by: deharris2