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Literary Scavenger Hunt
Transcript of Literary Scavenger Hunt
# 3. Define the "American dream" and give an example from a novel you've read.
The idea of having equality, democracy and material prosperity. In the adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Huck tries to help a slave get to freedom and equality in the north.
# 4. who wrote "lord of the flies"? describe the setting and the theme.
#2. Who wrote Travels with Charlie? Describe Charlie.
John Steinback and Charlie was his poodle.
By Lori Garcia & Joshua Martinez
Literary Scavenger Hunt
The old man and the sea in 1952 and the sun also rises in 1926
William Golding wrote lord of the flies.
A group of young boys are stranded on a island. The theme is a loss of innocence, they go from well mannered and smart boys to savages who hunt each other while waiting for survival.
#11. Name a nature writer from the school of American
#12. What new kind of story is Jo trying to write to win a contest in Louisa May Alcott's Little Women and what kind of story had she been writing before?
She's attempting to write a romance story to win the contest but before she used to write plays for her sister.
#13. Who wrote the novel Jane Eyre? the novel uses the motifs of an old manor, a Byronic here, the madwomen in the attic, and "the vampire." what is the name of these types of motifs?
Charlotte Bronte wrote the novel Jane Eyre. The name of these types of motifs is called fire and ice.
#14. What is the name of the periodical that Charles Dickens published Great Expectations in from 1860 to1861 in a serial year?
All Year Round
# 15.In which chapters do you find the two famous deaths scenes in Uncle Tom's Cabin? Who dies in each scene?
The two famous deaths scenes happened in chapters 26 and 28. in chapter 26 Eva dies and in chapter 28 Clare dies.
#16. In his memoir Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass identifies what enables him to be free and work to free other slaves? What is it?
Learning to read made him become an educated man, which help free himself and others.
#17. What year was Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice first published? What year was it first published under her
name instead of "Anonymous"?
It was first published in 1796. However,she didn't gave herself credit until 1813.
# 18. What is the devastating natural disaster in Zora Neale Hurston's novel Their Eyes Were Watching God?
The natural disaster in Zora Neale Hurton's novel is a hurricane.
# 19. Who is the one man Buck will not steal from in Jack London's Call of the Wild? Why won't he steal from him?
Buck would not steal from Thornton because he's loyal to him.
#20. How many chairs did Henry David Thoreau have in his house on Walden Pond and what was each one for?
He had 42 chairs for sitting.
# 21. Name three classic American novels that were banned and the date they were first banned.
Uncle Tom's Cabin- 1852
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - 1885 Arabian Nights -1873
#5.What do the protagonists in The Scarlet Letter and Fahrenheit 451 have in common?
Both lived in a strict society with limited freedom. Both tried to rebel quietly against their societies.
#6.What is the nature of the conflict in Kill a Mockingbird?
Tom Robinson, who is African American, is accused of raping a young white woman. His lawyer is then looked down upon by the white racist community because he is defending a African American. He later tries to prove that it is wrong to prosecute someone just because he is black.
7.Who wrote 1984?
What is the protagonist's greatest fear?
George Orwell. the protagonist fear was that he would lose his identity and his self-conscious.
8. Name two plays by Arthur Miller. Give a one-sentence description of each.
The crucible, a story where a girl to afraid to admit to her crime, blames the devil and accuses everybody of being possessed.
The death of a salesman, is about a old man who is a salesman and once he is home he commits suicide because he is a failure.
9.Where does a symbol of God appear in The Great Gatsby?
the eyes of doctor T. J. eckleburg represents god when he looks down upon and judges the American society as a moral wasteland
10.Who is the narrator of Mary Shelley's epistolary novel Frankenstein? What is the basic conflict in this story?
The main narrator is Robert Walton. The main conflict is that he discovers that he shouldn’t have tried to play god and ended up with a hideous monster.