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Department
English
Course
ENG 108
Professor
Rahul Sapra
Semester
Fall

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th ENG  108  –  September  18 ,  2012     1) Discuss the ways in which Pauline Johnson's short story, "A Red Girl's Reasoning," attempts to give a voice to the native Indian culture. Is the story successful in undermining the stereotypical portrayal of the native Indian woman, or does Christine come across as an unapologetic character who refuses to forgive her husband?   Argument  Significance  –  Thesis  statement   -­‐ Language  (x)   -­‐ Setting  (x)   -­‐ Plot   -­‐ Imagery   -­‐ Metaphor     Johnson  uses  x,  y  and  z  to  give  voice  to  Aboriginal  women.   -­‐ Women  are  doubly  colonized   -­‐ Marriage  is  a  cultural  construct  to  control  women   -­‐ Critique  European  Culture   -­‐ Give  a  voice  to  those  excluded   -­‐ Challenge  stereotypes     Think  of  how  form  and  content  are  working  together  such  as:   “Be  good  to  her  Jimmy  or  she’ll  bulk  sure  shooting”   -­‐ The  first  voice  in  the  story  is  by  two  men  speaking  first  and  also  talking  about   ownership  as  they  are  stating  about  her  bulking  like  a  horse   -­‐ This  stating  that  she  can  be  viewed  property       Topic  Sentence     -­‐ Make  clear  topic  sentences     -­‐ And  remember  you  can  always  use  therefore,  or  thus  if  you  have  issue   connecting  sentences     Us  the  final  questions  to  stipulate  how  Christine  is  not  harsh  and  how  she  does  this   to  give  voice  to  the  Aboriginal  woman   -­‐ Think  about  stereotypes  and  how  this  contributes  to  the  story   -­‐ Does  Christine  not  forgiving  her  husband  lend  to  any  stereotypes     Conclusion   The  story  does  undermine  the  stereotypical  aboriginal  woman  as  they  are  regarded   as  passing  so  much  so  as  to  be  devoted  to  their  husband  an  his  culture  no  matter   their  own  consequences.  Christine  is  not  harsh  within  the  story  despite  the  fact  that   it  shows  her  an  unapologetic.    Due  to  the  fact  that  the  husband  who  is  seemingly   apologetic  resorts  to  the  us  of  the  word  bulking  and  religion  in  the  conclusion.     ENG  108           September  21st,  2012       You  can  answer  the  Essay  questions  in  either  one  or  two  essays   -­‐ Pauline  Johnson’s  short  story  gives  a  voice  to  the  Native  Indian  culture……   -­‐ Christine  in  put  for  within  Pauline  Johnston’s  short  story  to  give  voice  to  the   Native  Indian  culture   -­‐ Christine  may  seem  harsh  due  to  the  fact  that  she  continue  to  reject  her   husband  however,  her  response  was  justified  due  to  the  fact….     Does  she  come  across  as  a  stereotypical  Indian  woman  or  not?     Thesis  statement  should  be  2  sentences  to  answer  both  questions  within  the  same   essay     ENG 108: First Assignment You will have to write an essay on the following question in your tutorial in Week 4. You will have 45 minutes to write the essay. It is worth 10% of your final grade. You are NOT allowed to use your course-packs, or your laptops/other electronic devices for this assignment. You will be provided with a printout of the following question on the day of the assignment. The Teaching Assistants will help you to prepare for this essay in your tutorials next week. Here’s the question: 1) Discuss the ways in which Pauline Johnson's short story, "A Red Girl's Reasoning," attempts to give a voice to the native Indian culture. Is the story successful in undermining the stereotypical portrayal of the native Indian woman, or does Christine come across as an unapologetic character who refuses to forgive her husband?   ENG  108  –  September  14 ,  2012   th   “A  Red  Girl’s  Reasoning”   -­‐ Historical  story  to  “Rewrite”  history     -­‐ This  is  due  to  the  fact  that  Native  women  who  married  Colonist  men  and   where  supposed  to  obey  them  and  become  submissive     -­‐ This  is  thought  to  be  because  they  want  the  “white  man’s  civilized  lifestyle”   -­‐ Therefore  they  are  not  allowed  their  own  voice  of  which  Christine  takes   within  the  story       -­‐ the  story  can  be  also  to  question  the  stereotypes  about  the  native  “Indian”   culture   -­‐ Native  are  seen  as  Barbaric  and  irrational  compared  to  the  white  colonizer   who  are  seen  as  civilized  and  with  reason   -­‐ This  is  what  Pauline  Johnson  is  trying  to  break   -­‐ Native  women  are  also  seen  as  soft  spoken,  gentle  and  little  (page  3  at  the   top),  sweetest   -­‐ Charlie  expected  her  utmost  devotion  from  Christine  to  her       -­‐ Little  and  sw
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