All students participating in AP; please type your working email addresses in a comment under this post by Thursday. I need a line of communication to correspond with each of you individually since there are varying levels of understanding and effort being displayed. I hope each of you have a wonderful 4th!
Is the mood at the end of the novel hopeful or defeated? Explain your answer.
Try to chronicle all the things that the narrator gathers and keeps in his pockets and briefcase throughout the novel. To what extent are these things burdens? To what extent is the narrator defined by the things that he carries?
Choose one of the following
· What do you think of Jack’s suggestion that the narrator could be the next Booker. T. Washington? Is this suggestion honorific or problematic?
· Do you agree with Woodridge in that people should privilege their individual growth over the growth of their race?
Discuss the narrator’s transformation as a result of his accident at the Liberty Paint Factory.
Post 2: Choose one of the following:
Earlier in the novel, the reader is introduced to the treachery of white characters, but chapter 4 indicates that even black leaders are not what they seem. Discuss this turn of events.
Throughout the novel, we find Ellison alluding to Dubois’s image of the “negro” being “born with a veil.” Discuss these allusions and their significance.