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The Plot Against America

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Transcript of The Plot Against America

The Plot Against America
Written by: Philip Roth

Historical Connections
1940s
Election of 1940
Anti- Semitism
President Franklin D. Roosevelt
Charles Lindbergh
Walter Winchell
Analysis
Literary Movement
1820s- 1860s
Changes in the size of America (population quadrupled)
better transportation, more literacy
dignity
explosive anger
pathos/ sorrowful
Tone
Bess (Philip's Mother)
Herman (Philip's Father)
Sandy
Philip
Characterization
Stamp Collection
Stump/ prosthetic
Swastika
Symbols
Fear
Discrimination/ Humiliation
Maturity
Strength
Themes
Pop Culture
inform the reader
have a greater appreciation for the protection of our country against harmful rulers such as Hitler
allow the reader to use their imagination
Purpose
Young boy
Attention to detail
Biased to Democratic Party
Technique- Point of View
Plot Summary
importance of the individual
emphasis on the past and human nature
self- expression and freedom
use imagination to invest reality with meaning
Philip Roth
born in Newark, New Jersey on March 19, 1993
middle class Jewish family
known for his confrontational stories of American and Jewish identity
third living American to have his work published in a conclusive edition by the Library of America
Romanticism
Daniela Colavita
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