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The Night In Question

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Stuart Johnson

on 19 February 2015

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Transcript of The Night In Question

Setting
Symbolism
Mike's Decision- The train vs. Benny-
The Bad & The Passive vs. The Pure.
Frances' Stand-
Good vs. Bad
The mother intentionally not seeing and blocking out Frank Sr. abusing Jr., failing to react or say something-
See No, Hear No, Speak No Evil
Plot
It's a "frame story"
Starts in Frank Jr.'s home
Begins to tell a favorite sermon of his to Frances.
Characters
Frank
Frank Sr.
Frances
Frances' Mother
Dr. Violet
Mike Boiling
Benny Boiling
By Tobias Wolfe
The Night In Question
The Night In Question
By: Tobias Wolff
Presented by: Stuart and Hayden
Theme(s)
Works Cited
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Wolff, Tobias. "The Night in Question." World Literature Today 71.3 (1997): 600. Heliologue. Heliologue. Web. 13 Feb. 2015.
Bingham, Hayden R. Sunrise at Midnight. Digital image. N.p., 17 Feb. 2015. Web. 17 Feb. 2015.
Tobias Wolff. Digital image. This Boys Life Tobias Wolff. Gallery Hip, n.d. Web.
Stick Figure Family. Digital image. Clip Art Panda. Clip Art Panda, n.d. Web. 17 Feb. 2015.
Wilkinson, Norman. Night Train. Digital image. The Well Traveled Postcard. N.p., Feb. 2014. Web. 17 Feb. 2015.
Clipart House. Digital image. Clip Art Panda. Clip Art Panda, n.d. Web. 17 Feb. 2015. <http://images.clipartpanda.com/clipart-house-House-Clip-Art-87.jpg>.
About the author:
Born 1945 in Birmingham, Alabama.
Father was of Jewish descent. Tobias wasn't aware of this until adulthood.
Grew up in Chinook, Washington
Attended The Hill School w/ forged papers (later expelled for this)
Served in US Army during Vietnam Era
Writing professor since 1980 (Syracuse to -97, Stanford since)
Frank
Frances
Dr.
Violet
Frank Sr.
Mother
Mike Boiling
Benny
Story takes place in two settings
The first is in a kitchen
The second in the control room of a draw bridge
Frame story
Awards
Awarded a Wallace Stegner Fellowship in Creative Writing at Stanford.
PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction for 1985
Los Angeles Times Book Award for Biography-1989
Rea Award for the Short Story (89).
The O. Henry Award on three occasions
The Story Prize -2008
Plot
Frances doesn't want to hear it
"You've changed Frank"
Changed from:
Can't comprehend "no".
The "punching bag" she defended
The reason she denies F Jr. nothing
What choice would you make for me?

Perception is Reality
Good vs. Evil
See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil
Plot
A young boy goes to work with his father, who works at a drawbridge station. He then wanders off and it becomes an ethical dilemma for his father, who has to decide between a train full of people he's never met and his son
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