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Last line of the Absolutely true story of a part time Indian
"we didn't keep score"
What is the impact of Junior calling himself an apple?
It symbolizes how he was alienated by his Reservation family and the school. They suggested that he might look Indian but he acted like a white person and wanted to be one
Rowdy suggests that Junior killed his sister because
He convinced her that she could obtain the impossible like Junior did by making a major change (moving in with her bf), it highlights the theme of abandonment because it feels like everyone is leaving Junior
Motifs/themes in the Absolutly True story of a part time indian
- Solidarity (connection with the oppressed)
- Ethnic/cultural identity
- Illusion versus reality
Sherman Alexie basic info
- Born 7 October 1966 in Spokane Indian reserve
- Born with hydrocephalus
- Alcoholic father
- Suffered from seizures and bullies
- Attended Reardon high school, despite mahority of white kids
Strong man, famous in his village and beyond by 18
Okonkwo's late alcholic unsuccessful father
Neighbor who visited Unoka asking for him to pay him back
Okonkwo's 1st son, who's often lazy/nagged by father
Ikwefi's only child she's about 10 years old
A boy from another village who was sacrificed as repayment for a wife that was killed in Okonkwo's village. He lives with Okonkwo from ages 15-18 until he is killed
Okonkwo's uncle on his mother's side
Maduka's father and okonkwo's friend
Okonkwo's 2nd wife, who ran away from her last husband, was shot by Okonkwo and lost 9 children before Ezinma
Oldest man in Okonkwo's village used to be famous warrior, tells Okonkwo about killing Ikemefuna
Priestess of Agbala, widow with 2 kids
One of the great men of the village who gave his son to the white mans' school
Wealthy man in the village, Okonkwo worked for him for his first job
Young winning wrestler who is Obierka's son
Okonkwo's youngest wife, was in charge of infant congregation
Convert to Christianity
Interpreto for the whites
The Districk Commsioner
White, judgemental man
Reverend James Smith
Mr. Brown's successor who didn't compromise or accomodate for anything/one
Comprise mostly of men who believed in mystical power of nature in the early 1800's
William Butler yeats
- Irish link between romantic and modernism, got nobel prize in 1923
Created after WWI; dark, sad, despair. Early part of 20th century
Types of questions
- Factual questions
- Inductive questions
- Analytical questions
- Is verifiable on page
- Who, what, where, when, where, how?
- Takes the reader into the text
- Is verifiable in text, but inferred
- Why, how, and so what?Takes readers through text i.e. evaluate/interpret text
- Connects text to other texts
- How are they similar, different, related? How is the author right/wrongTakes readers beyond text allows them to analyze relation of text and other text
What does Okonkwo want for Nwoye?
He wants him to grow up hard working and successful, respected and intimidating. We see this through how hard Okonkwo pushes Nwoye to work hard and not be emotional
What are Okonkwo's characters and values
He is hardworking, but doesn't believe in emotion and considers it weakness thanks to his father
What is Ogbufi Ezeudu's advice to Okonkwo regarding Ikemefuna?
To stay away and not get involved, he tells him this so that he won't feel the blow of killing a boy who is "like his son"
The men of Umufoia compare the white man to what?
A leper, foreshadowing how they're going to take over the village and sicken them/their life style
Who are the egwugwu?
Trial/legal rulers, leader of the "ilo", a sacred place women aren't allowed in/where ancestors are supposed to be
When Ezinma is taken to the sacred cave what does Okonkwo do/what does that reflect about him?
He follows her showing that he does have a heart and has good/close relationships to people close to him
At Ezeudu's funeral what happens? What is the result for Okonkwo (emotionally/literally)?
Okonkwo accidently shoots Ezedu's son, kills him and gets banished to his maternal family for 7 years and destroys his legacy
What is Chi
it is a personal god/spirit that sets their capacity for success.
What happened to the clan Abame/what does this imply
It was wiped out by invading whites and foreshadow's okonkwo's village's doom.
Who are the efulefu/how do their roles change when the missionaries come
They are the outcasts of society who are looked down on, they join up with the christians and help the missionaries take over the village
What happens with Nwoye and Okonkwo in chap17/what does it say about Okonkwo's character
Okonkwo learns that Nwoye converted adn starts to strangle him. It shows how impulsive and intolerant he is. THen he banishes him from the family
Where did the missionaries build their church/why/what happened
They were given a supposedly haunted Evil Forest because the villagers thought they'd be driven out, but they continued to thrive
What happened with the sacred python?
It was killed by one of the missionaries (alledgely) who died before being convicted showing how the christians disbelieve and disrespect the Igbo culture
- Title (just the title)
- Title (explain)
A verb pretending to be an adjective
- Word choice
National Socialist German Worker's Party, led by Hitler based on extreme anti-semitism
Leader of Nazis, thought to be future master of a master race by followers
1900-1945, cheif of SS and Gestapo, created systems of genocide
1906-1962 German Administrater responsible for carrying out Hitler's final wishes/ administering concentration camps
1894-1987German politicion, deputy leader of Nazi party/ friend of Hitler
Dr. Josef mengele
1911-1979 evil scientist, in Aushwitz he performed experiments on twins especially and ~300 children, studied philosophy at Munich/Frankfort university,
Name for Germany during Nazi dictatorship
Political police force for the third reich
Founded 20 March, 1933 by Himmler is was a concentration camp for political detainees.
Concentration camp that killed ~12,000 people a day
Concentration camp in Czechoslovakia
The Final Solution
The decision to kill all jews
Young girl who wrote in her diary about everything that happened
9-10 November, 1938: massacre of Jews because of Polish Jew killing a German offical in Paris
1935 hasty set of laws taking away Jewish rights
Why was Germany willing to accept Hitler as a dictator/use Jews as a scapegoat?
Because they'd rather be killer than victims and didn't want to be a minority opposing the killers. They also thought that the idea of being a part of a master race was desirable and Hitler got them out of a financial crisis
What forms of propaganda did Hitler use?
He blamed Jews, was a convincing speechgiver, told certain people that they were special and raised children to believe to fight for him and his ideas
Types of propaganda
- Name calling
- Glittering Generalities
- Plain Folks
Using terms that have powerful emotional connections
Borrowing an image from another person or group
Making an appealing claim with no supporting evidence
Using an influential person to support a product or idea
Adopting the post of an ordinary person
Revealing only part of the truth
Trying to convince the audience to join the crowd.
Who is Moishe the Beadle, what are the effects of what happens to him?
He was a foreign jew who mentored Elie in their religion, he was taken by the Hungarian police, witnesses horrible things and escapes trying to warn the others, but they don't listen
How are the Jews expelled from Sighet, what does their mode of transport say about how the Germans felt towards them?
They're sent in cramped cars/trains with bars showing that the Germans considered them inferior/like animals
How does Dr. Mengele's posistion in the camp represent his position in the occurances in auschwitz?
He chooses who lives/dies, and becomes a twisted ruler of fate.
On the way to the barrack what do the SS march Elie by and why?
The creatoriums to make them remember who is in charge and how quickly they can be liquidated.
What does Elie do when his dad is beaten and what does this reflect on the prisoners
He gets mad at his dad and blames the victim. This shows how the prisoners have lost their solidarity and how fragile they are.
What are Elie's thoughts during Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur
He is moping around adn thinking about how faithless he is
Why does Ellie consider the prisoners stronger than God
Because they can withstand the pain and he didn't think God could understand
Why did Dr. Mengele come to the camp
To decide other's fate and to use the limitless supply of cadavers/potential cadavers for his experiments
What happened when Elie's turn for trying to pass selection came
He ran passed the SS to look strong, he had a fearful tone
Why did Elie's father give him a knife and spoon
Because he thought he was going to die and wanted Elie to have an inheritance
What happened to Akiba Drummer
He was sent to the gas chambers. He asked to be prayed for but was forgotten
What happened to Elie when he was in the infirmary
He was told to rest but warned he could be selected. He also had leg surgery
Why was the camp evacuted
Because the liberator decided to not give up on them and came to save them
What did Elie think about his body when he was march away from Auschwitz
He imagines his body is a machine that is weighted, held back and possibly the death of him. He has entered a survival mode
In what way does the arrival at Gleiwitz seem to have been more dangerous than the trip to it
Everyone is being killed adn dying in the cold, anyone could die in their sleep, either by suffication or freezing
By the time they reach Buchenwalk how had Elie's father chagned
He had become sick, weak and a burden that Elie was tired of
What did the men in the resistance group accomplish
They decied not to abadon the Jews and saved them from Buchenwald, all they wanted was some food when they were finally rescued
- Sentence structure
First line of the Absolutley true story of a Part time Indian
I was born with water on the brain
First and last lines of Twelfth Night Act 1
- 1st: "Orsino: If music be the food of love play on"
- Last:"Olivia: what is decreed must be and be this so."
First and last lines of Twelfth night act 2
- 1st:"Antonio: WIll you stay no longer? Nor will you not that I go with you?"
- Last: "I'll make one too"
First and last lines of twelfth nigth act 3
- 1st: "Viola: Save thee friend adn thy music. Dost thou live by ty tabor?"
- Last: "Sir Toby: I dare lay any money 'twill be nothing yet"
First adn last lines of twelfth night act 4
- 1st:"Feste: Will you make me believe that I am not sent for you?"
- Last: "Olivia: Then lead the way good father, and heavens so shine/that they may fairly note this act of mine!"
First and last lines of twelfth night act 5
- 1st: "Fabian: Now as thou lov'st me let me see his letter"
- Last: "Feste: And we'll strive ot please you everyday."
First line of Things Fall Apart
"Okonkwo was well known throughout the nine villages and even beyond"
Last line of Things Fall Apart
"He had already chosen the title of the book, after much thought: The Pacification of the Primitive Tribes of the Lower Niger."
Epigraph before The Absolutely True Story of a Part Time Indian
There is another world, but it is in this one. –W.B. Yeats
First line of Night
"They called him Moishe the Beadle, as if his entire life he had never had a surname
Last line of Night
"The look in his eyes as he gazed at me has never left me."
Thesis funnel paragraph
- Preview of points
- Topic Sentence
- Broader context
- Immdiate context
- Analysis(how quotation supports thesis)
- Transition/concluding sentence
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