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Teacher as asked you a question about this week’s post.
Do you see any echos of 2019 in “Love Song”?
*if you need me to send you this week’s post let me know.
Please also respond to a minimum of two of your classmates’ initial posts and bring together pieces of the discussion and take those ideas further. These responses should be at least 150 words.
Student # 1
* 1) A) In the short story, Babylon Revisited by F. Scott Fitzgerald the character Charlie visits a bar at the Ritz and he’s comfortable and well known there, it’s like his home away from home. I didn’t notice while I was reading the story but as I looked back at it I realized the story not only begins at the bar but it also ends there. Alix the bartender talks and gossips with him like they are relatives of some sort, Alix has seen Charlie in the highs and low’s of his life and when Charlie is in Paris the bar at the Ritz is his safe haven. B) Finding a Symbol in The Chrysanthemums by John Steinbeck was pretty easy I mean one of the symbols is in the title itself. Chrysanthemums are plants and in the story, the character Elisa tends to them with great care, she even says she feels at one with them when she tends to them. When the Tinker comes through and compliments the flowers she takes it personally as if the Tinker had personally complimented her, so when he turned down the flowers she took it rather personally. C) In Buffalo Bills Defunct by E. E. Cummings when the author says “Mister Death” he is actually referring to death itself. In the story, there’s a line that goes “How do you like your blue-eyed boy, Mister Death?” This was Buffalo Bill’s way of saying hey death I’m not afraid of you and I know my time is eventually coming, it was his own funny way of talking about death.
* 2) My impressions of the modern man from the reading this week is that the modern man is sometimes shy and really think about what others think of them. He lives a calculated and predictable life, a life that could possibly lead to loneliness.
* 3) Enotes.com is the website I used to help break down some of the literature this week, it couldn’t be used to help write essays because it is not a scholarly source but it’s definitely a great website to get general information on different topics.
Student # 2
I found the reading to reading to be fascinating this week. I am not familiar with a lot of the work, however, after reading it I would have to say I am a fan.
Part I: Identify three symbols in the readings from this week and discuss what you think those symbols mean in the context of the story or poem in which they are found.
The poem I selected was Babylon Revisited by F. Scott Fitzgerald. The first symbol is quite obvious and it is the title. It is almost as if it is a biblical reference that is used in jest. The second symbol is the Ritz Bar. Charlie is a character that does not find mental clarity easily, and the Ritz Bar acts have his spiritual compass. The third symbol is the diamond which acts as a reflection of the superficial society that has evolved in the eyes of Fitzgerald.
Part II: Based on Hemingway and TS Eliot, what are your impressions of the “Modern Man”?
I think that Hemingway and TS Eliot had a very bleak outlook of what the modern man had become. They were hollow and based largely in superficial desires. Most men had lost there a way of what a “true man” should be and both authors found this particularly disturbing.
Part III: Share a web-based resource that you located that gave you more information about one of our readings this week, about Modernism, about WWI or about a specific author we covered. It could be a video or a website with text. Explain how the source contributed to your understanding. Is it the kind of source you could use in a literary essay, or is it better for ‘preliminary research’ and overall understanding, but not appropriate for academic use? Why?
I found a very interesting video that uses modern media and an entertaining art of storytelling to tell what exactly modernism is. This most likely could not be used in an essay but it certainly would help you better understand the preliminary research you are reading. I have attached a link below;