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AP Lit novel Study

Books/plays Info

Author of Oedipus Rex Sophocles
4 main characters in Oedipus Rex Oedipus, Icaste, Teiresias, Creon
Author of Death of a Salesman Arthur Miller
5 main Characters from Death of a Salesman Willy, Ben, Biff, Happy, Linda
Author of A Raisin in the Sun Lorraine Hansberry
6 main Characters in A Raisin in the Sun Mama, Asagai, Beneatha, Walter, Ruth, Travis
Main theme in Oediups Rex Consequences of the Truth
1 Theme in Death of a Salesman Holding on to unrealistic dreams is self destructive
2 Theme in Death of a Salesman A person's worth in our society is measured more by material success than by individual character
3 Theme in Death of a Salesman The American economic system uses people up and then discards them when they are no longer needed
4 Theme in Death of a Salesman Facing unpleasant realities, though painful, is necessary for personal growth and fulfillment
Symbols in Death of a Salesman and Explain significance Seeds and Stockings. Seeds show how Willy is constantly trying to prove he is a worthy worker and Stockings remind Willy of his adultery.
Death of a Salesman quote "A man can't go out the way he came in, Ben, a man has got to add up to something."
3 Themes in A raisin in the sun Individual Dreams versus Family Responsibility, Destruction results when individuals are denied the possibility of their dreams, A dream deferred is better than an individual's original dream
Symbol in A raisin in the sun Mama's plant which symbolizes her dreams for her family to grow. She has faith in her children who have not seen the best of days just like the plant has not received enough sunshine.
Quote from A Raisin in the Sun "It isn't a circle--it is simply a long line--as in geometry, you know, one that reaches into infinity. And because we cannot see the end--we also cannot see hwo it changes."
Who is Creon? The brother of Oedipus. He brings the news of the Oracle. He tells Oedipus the only way to stop the plague is by finding the murderer of the last King and kill him.
Who is Teiresias? Messenger who warns Oedipus of his fate. He is physically blind but he sees metaphorically
Who is Iocaste? Oedipus' mother who sent him off after hearing of the dreadful prophecy. She sleeps with her son and fate was fulfilled. She is the reason why the prophecy came true (self-fulfilling prophecy)
Who is Oedipus? at birth his feet were pierced and was sent to die until a shepherd saves him and raises him. He hears of his prophecy and moves far away from his adopted parents and ends up fulfilling the prophecy. He killed his father and stabs his eyes out.
Author of Color Purple Alice Walker
Main Characters in Color Purple Celie, Shug Avery, Nettie, Mr.__, Samuel, Corrine, Harpo, Sofia, Squeak, Alphonso, Olivia, Adam, Tashi, Kate, Grady
Created by: Darylene



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