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Transcript: ""I am the White Knight and therefore represent good."" "The Painted Door" "the fall of a city" "Not the yielding of the rug awed him, nor the vast luxuriousness of the suite, nor the huge window through which he saw bridges stitching Brooklyn to Manhattan . . ." ''"No, no lilac. I hate lilac. It's got no shape." The attendant bowed and put the lilac out of sight, as though this were only too true; lilac was dreadfully shapeless." Katherine Mansfield ""Phillip," she whispered, and she pressed his head against her bosom, "am I pretty?"" "The White Knight" ""You said yourself we could expect a storm. . ." Image sources "The Prince" "The clock ticked, the fire crackled. Always it was there." "The armies of the Emperor Kang of Danova were attacking the Upalian frontier!" "'A soul looks through the eyes,' he said quietly, 'and today we don't have souls.'" Short story visual summary "A Cup of Tea" ". . . Teddy watched raindrops roll like beads of quicksilver down the glass . . ." "The sun was risen above the frost mists now, so keen and hard a glitter on the snow that instead of warmth its rays seemed shedding cold." Flower shop image: City street image: Barbie girl: Brandy: Castle window : Paper dolls: Castle: Forest: White Knight: Bearded man: City Skyline: Botticelli portrait: Tired man: Farm house: Log fire: Blizzard: "'I am never sick'" "Yes they were paper dolls. There was no King Theodore, no Emperor Kang, no Theodoresburg, no Upalia, no Danova. There was only attic full of perposterous cardboard buildings and ridiculous paper people." ". . . his hair grey slowly white, as did his fine, full beard, and the people all around him called him the Good White Knight." Jenny MacKay ""No, I don't want no brandy. I never drink brandy. It's a cup of tea I want, madam."" "Once upon a time, there was a knight who lived on the edge of the forest of Life."

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Transcript: The boys are put into an orphanage for a short time. Alan goes to Detriot with Aunt Maggie. Ella and Richard move to Jackson, Mississippi with her mother. Wright drops out of high school, because he must provide for his family. 1937 Big Black Good Man Big and black; Gentle and good. 1917 He works at the post office and moves the family into a four room apartment. Mother dies. Margaret Walker Wright loses his job after the stock market crash. 1910 Olaf "Not My People's War" 1933 Richard delivers newspapers and travels as a salesman's assistant, while still gaining academic success. He's not drafted because of family. 1951 Launches the magazine New Challenge. 1959 He writes for Left Front, Anvil, and New Masses. He became a member of the Communist Party and the Chicago John Reed Club. In 1947 Hollywood wants to change Bigger Thomas to a white man. Wright says no. Paul Green 1944 1927 How obscene! Wright and his family move to Memphis, Tennessee, where the father leaves them. Alexander Ella Wright Dhima Rose Meadman & Wright meets Martin Luther King Jr. 1953 History Wright reads H. L. Mencken's work. Porter in Denmark Nathaniel Wright Wright lectures in Europe. Julia is born. Native Son Ralph Ellison Jim Wright permanently moves the family to Paris, where Rachel is born. Wright's works are being translated into European languages. "The Blue Hotel" 1908 - 1960 1920-22 Two thumbs up! Hate Ella falls ill 1925 1942 Publicly cuts ties with Communist Party. Wright graduates 9th grade from Smith-Robertson Junior High as valedictorian. Wright and Aunt Maggie move to Chicago Wright starts school at Howe Institute, while his mother works as a cook to support the family. Ella has a stroke; she is paralyzed. Wright gets invited to France as a guest. They move in with Aunt Maggie and Uncle Silas. Fear Moves to New York to work for the communist magazine Daily Worker Chester Himes Whiskey & Women 1960 Richard drops out of school to try and support the family. Leon Alan Wright They move in with Ella's parents. September 4, 1908 19 40 Stephen Crane 1941 1945 1938 "Black Boy" is only the first section of his work. They flee to West Helena, Arkansas. He writes "The Voodoo of Hell's Half-Acre." It is published in the Jackson Southern Register. Nathaniel's mother comes to help. 1924 19 49 John Baldwin Story He begins to write Lawd Today, which is based on his experience in the post office. 1931 Grandmother inspires "The Man Who Lived Underground." Wright stars as his main character in the motion picture of Native Son. & Federal Writers' Project Included in the Best American Stories of 1958 Richard Wright "Fire and Cloud" wins O. Henry Memorial Award. 1916 Memorials 1918-19 John Housemen & Orson Welles American sailor The boys spend a summer with their maternal grandparents. Published in Harper's Magazine Wright marries Ellen Poplar, communist organizer from Brookelyn. Note Named first American existential novel. Native Son FBI investigates because of Twelve Million Black Voices. Wright's "superstition" is published. Starts "A Father's Law," prepares the collection of Eight Men, and dies of a heart attack. Roxie, MS 1913 1911 Setting

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Transcript: Fish Cheeks By Amy Tan Family Amy Ruth Tan was born in Oakland, California on February 19, 1952. She has two brothers Her parents are both Chinese Father: John Tan Mother: Daisy Achievements -Stanford -Oxford -Jagellonium -Beijing -Georgetown Facts Awards Summary Analysis Response “She was pulling black veins out of the backs of fleshy prawns. A slimy rock cod with bulging eyes that pleaded not to be thrown into a pan of hot oil. Tofu, which looked like stacked wedges of rubbery white sponges. A bowl soaking dried fungus back to life. A plate of squid, their backs crisscrossed with knife markings so they resembled bicycle tires.” (Glencoe literature: the reader's choice, Course 2 Page 79). Bibliography Pinzon, Ashley. ""Fish Cheeks" by Amy Tan." Ashley's Blog. 11 Jan. 2007. Web. 05 June 2011. <>. Alexa. ""Fish Cheeks" Summary/Response." Alexa's Blog.22 Jan. 2009. Web. 31 May 2011.<>. "Amy Tan Biography -- Academy of Achievement." Academy of Achievement Main Menu. 17 June 2010. Web. 31 May 2011. <>. "Amy Tan Biography - Life, Family, Childhood, Children, Parents, Wife, Mother, Young."Encyclopedia of World Biography.Web. 30 May 2011. <>. Tan, Amy Ruth. "Amy Tan." Web. 30 May 2011. <>. "Amy Tan - Information, Facts, and Links." ENotes - Literature Study Guides, Lesson Plans, and More. Web. 31 May 2011. <>. "FISH CHEEKS SUMMARY." Hugoswebsiteproject. Web. 5 June 2011. <>. Smith, Nicole. "Fish Cheeks by Amy Tan, Theme for English B by Langston Hughes and It's Hard Enough Being Me by Anna Lisa Raya Comparison." Welcome to! 2011. Web. 05 June 2011. <>. Tan, Amy Ruth. "Fish Cheeks." Peninsula School District. Web. 05 June 2011. <>. A Comprehensive Lesson on Amy Tans Fish Cheeks. 13. Web. 5 June 2011. <>. "Google Image." Google. Web. 05 June 2011. <>. BY AMY TAN “I fell in love with the minister's son the winter I turned fourteen.” (Glencoe literature: the reader's choice, Course 2 Page 77). “When I found out that my parents had invited the minister's family over for Christmas Eve dinner, I cried. What would Robert think of our shabby Chinese Christmas?” (Glencoe literature: the reader's choice, Course 2 Page 77). “Then my father poked his chopsticks just below the fish eye and plucked out the soft meat. "Amy, your favorite," he said, offering me the tender fish cheek. I wanted to disappear.” (Glencoe literature: the reader's choice, Course 2 Page 79). “For Christmas I prayed for this blond-haired boy, Robert, and a slim new American nose,” (Glencoe literature: the reader's choice, Course 2 Page 77). “For Christmas Eve that year, she had chosen all my favorite foods.” (Glencoe literature: the reader's choice, Course 2 Page 79). Fish Cheeks Lake Merritt "You want to be the same as American girls on the outside. But inside you must always be Chinese. You must be proud you are different. Your only shame is to have shame." (Glencoe literature: the reader's choice, Course 2 Page 79). The Joy Luck Club(1989)  Finalist National Book Award  Finalist Nation Book Critics Circle Award  Finalist Los Angeles Time Fiction Prize  Bay Area Book Reviewers Award  Commonwealth Gold Award  American Library Association’s Notable Books  American Library Association’s Best Book for Young Adults  Selected for the National Endowment for the Art’s Big Read Film: The Joy Luck Club(1993)  Shortlisted BAFTA Film award, best screenplay adaptation  Shortlisted WGA Award, best screenplay adaptation The Kitchen God’s Wife (1991)  New York Times Notable Book  American Library Association Notable Book  Booklist Editors’ Choice The Hundred Secret Senses(1995)  Finalist for the Orange Prize The Bonesetter’s Daughter(2001)  Nominated for the Orange Prize  New York Times Notable Book  Nominated for the IMPAC Dublin Award Opposite of Fate(2003)  New York Times Notable Book  Audie Award: Best Non-Fiction, Abridged  Booklist Editors’ Choice Saving Fish from Drowning(2005)  Nominated for IMPAC Dublin Award  Booklist Editors’ Choice Sagwa Animated Series for PBS(1994)  Emmy Award  Parents Choice, Best Television Program for Children The Rock Bottom Remainders This story is about the problems that multicultural children faced. “What would Robert think of our shabby Chinese Christmas? What would he think of our noisy Chinese relatives who lacked proper American manners?" (Glencoe literature: the reader's choice, Course 2 Page 77). Whole

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Transcript: By Daniel Byrne The beginning of our story is when a Oxford student who majored in chemistry and minored in physic prepares on the day of his valedictorian speech. People start to forget him and eventually everyone he has ever met forgets about him. Once no one can recognize a mysterious force teleports him into a white room with nothing in it. After several hours he finally is about to stop trying and accept his fate in this room. Suddenly, he falls through the floor and is walking off the stage with a standing ovation. Finally, while his parent congratulate him on the speech he just made he sees a man in a black trench coat and top hot wink at him. I came up with the plot of the short story while thinking about how we could get the project finished in time. As I was thinking about that I imagined people fading . This lead me to think about our character to start fading from people’s memories. The white room came from Emily as we were working on the possible plots of the story. We then thought about how we should end the story and then came up with the mysterious man and him falling through the floor Short Story Presentation Our conflict is man vs. fate because this was inevitable and he was destined to experience the white room. Another reason is that everything in his life has been leading him to this. The theme is never give up because if he had given up before then, he would have stayed in that room forever.the resolution is when he is finally sent back home to his loving parents who remember him again. Explain theme map Review Plot Points How Did Your Come up with the plot of the story

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Transcript: Jewelle L. Gomez was born in 1948 in Boston, Massachusetts. Gomez is an American author, poet, critic and playwright. She was raised by her great-grandmother, Grace, who was born on Indian land in Iowa to an African-American mother and Ioway father. Grace returned to New England before she was fourteen, when her father died and was married to John E. Morandus, a Wampanoag and descendant of Massasoit, the sachem for whom Massachusetts was named. Growing up in the 1950s and 1960s she was shaped socially and politically by the close family ties with her great grandmother, Grace and grandmother Lydia. Their history of independence as well as marginalization in an African-American community are referenced throughout her work. "Grace A." from the collection Don't Explain is an early example. During her high school and college years Gomez was involved with Black political and social movements which is reflected in much of her writing. Subsequent years in New York City she spent in Black theatre including work with the Frank Silvera Writers Workshop and many years as a stage manager for off Broadway productions. A Swimming Lesson is a story that remarks the racism. I choose this story because it caught my attention just with the picture cover. I read it and I was satisfied of having choose that story. Is interesting and surprising, because one of the characters has values that are hard to find in a real person. We can compare her stories with the fact that in almost every story she remarks the racism and the Afro american people. I would recommend it to people who like the stories that talk about racism, and to the people who want justice in the world. I would recommend it to young adults. Comparing Introduction Jewelle L. Gomez has won some awards such as,National Negro Scholarship Service Tuition Award, 1968-71; Ford Foundation fellowship, 1972; Beard's Fund Award for Fiction, 1985; Barbara Deming/Money for Women Fund Award, fiction, 1987; Lambda Literary Awards, Fiction and Science Fiction, 1991; California Arts Council, Artist in Residence, 1994, 1995; Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts, 1997; individual artist commission, San Francisco Arts Commission, 2000. Other stories by Jewelle Gomez are The Lipstick Papers (poetry), Grace Publications, 1980. Flamingoes and Bears (poetry), Grace Publications, 1987. The Gilda Stories (novel), Firebrand Books, 1991. Forty-Three Septembers (essays), Firebrand Books, 1993. Oral Tradition (poetry), Firebrand Books, 1995. Swords of the Rainbow (co-editor), Alyson Publications, 1996. Best Lesbian Erotica (co-editor),Cleis Books, 1997. Don't Explain (fiction), Firebrand Books, 1998. Bones and Ash: A Gilda Story (fiction), Quality Paperback Books, 2001. Jewelle Stories Contrasting The story's theme is that not only racism or self image will be enough for our siblings to feel ashamed of their beloved ones. Slide 1: Presentation Slide 2: Table of Contents Slide 3: Introduction Slide 4: Summary of the story Slide 5: Story's Theme Slide 6: Facts Slide 7: Comparing and Contrasting with other stories Slide 8: Opinion (Conclusion) Slide 9: Recommendation Table of Contents Opinion Facts Theme Summary I reacted in a good way when I finished reading the story. I felt comfortable with the end, things end the way they needed to end. I liked the story, because every word write in it it's true and real, because it is a success based on real life and that makes the reader to read the story with more enthusiasm. A Swimming Lesson 11-1 Ms. Rosario In her stories she use different themes to refer to racism and other similar topics. Opinion Recommendation Compare and Contrast Jewelle Gomez recounts her childhood trips in the late 1950's with her grandmother, Lydia, to a mostly white beach in Revere, Massachusetts. Both were Afro americans women. Jewelle Gomez, at the age of nine, was ultimately thrilled to learn to swim. Ignoring the racial tension at the beach, her grandmother teach her how to swim, modeling self-confidence, athleticism, and fearless love of the sea. By teaching her granddaughter to swim, Lydia also taught her to be proud of her accomplishments, her appearance, and her herritage. Later, Jewelle discovers that her grandmother wasn't that good that good at swimming. She taught that when her grandmother was holdig her in the beach she was actually swimming, but later she understands that she was brushing in the ocean's floor with her feet, keeping them floating. When she realized that she felt disappointed, but quickly she realized what an incredible act of courage for Lydia to pass on to her a skill that that Lydia herself had not quite mastered. She realized that it was not just swimming , it was the ability of standing on any beach and being proud of her large body and her african hair.

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