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CENS 202 Lecture 11: Lecture 11

by OneClass1825743 , Winter 2016
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Winter 2016

Department
Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies
Course Code
CENS 202
Professor
Markus
Lecture
11

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Cens 202, 003
February 9th, 2017
Lecture 11
The Image of America
All talked of it, but scarcely anybody knew one true fact about this magic land
Next year- in America! So there was our promised land
Singer family left originally in order to not let Miriam marry a Cossack
Mendel Listens to the Music of his Son
Meuhi’s usi reided hi of his hoe outr
Assignment 2:
Meaning of the Name
Animal Name
Chapters 1-V11
V11-XV1
Jonas (dove)
Bear (22,30),
symbolic for Russia
Becomes soldier, flies
away, becomes a
Russian solider (other
side),
Missing in WW1
Shemariah (God has
guarded)
Fox (22,30)
Emigrates, Becomes
Sam (61), protected
throughout first part
of story, seems like
everything is working
out for him
Sam dies serving
in the WWI,
Deborah dies
hearing the news
Miriam (rebellious)
Gazelle (10,30)
Flees home (31), loves
soldiers (79), wants to
live differently than
her families life
Turns mad,
assimilates, life
is’t THAT,
different
Menuchim (Consoler)
Epileptic (15)
(Groans like an
animal)
Misfortune (23)
Becomes famous,
musician
The End:
Family essentially all fell apart except for Menuchin
Mendel isolated himself upon arrival in America, remains detached
o As if he a’t e i Aeria if he is ot followig the Aeria Drea
Focus on Mendel: Is it a religious story about Job (by retelling the biblical story)?
o Story of Job: Healthy man who lost everything (spouse, children, house); Mendel
was never healthy to begin with, never lost his health
o Job in the bible: Never loses his belief; Mendel revokes his God by symbolically
taking off his hat
Focus on Menuchim (Consoler): Does the story have a realisitic ending? Which role
plays the music in the novel?
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Cens 202, 003 February 9 , 2017 Lecture 11 The Image of America • All talked of it, but scarcely anybody knew one true fact about this magic land • Next year- in America! So there was our promised land • Singer family left originally in order to not let Miriam marry a Cossack Mendel Listens to the Music of his Son • Menuchin’s music reminded him of his home country Assignment 2: Meaning of the Name Animal Name Chapters 1-V11 V11-XV1 Jonas (dove) Bear (22,30), Becomes soldier, flies Missing in WW1 symbolic for Russia away, becomes a Russian solider (other side), Shemariah (God has Fox (22,30) Emigrates, Becomes Sam dies serving guarded) Sam (61), protected in the WWI, throughout first part Deborah dies of story, seems like hearing the news everything is working out for him Miriam (rebellious) Gazelle (10,30) Flees home (31), loves Turns mad, soldiers (79), wants to assimilates, life live differently than isn’t THAT, her families life different Menuchim (Consoler) Epileptic (15) Misfortune (23) Becomes famous, (Groans like an musician animal) The End: • Family essentially all fell apart except for Menuchin • Mendel isolated himself upon arrival in America, remains detached o As if he can’t be in America if he is not following the American Dream • Focus on Mendel: Is it a religious story about Job (by retelling the biblical story)? o Story of Job: Healthy man who lost everything (spouse, children, house); Mendel was never healthy to begin with, never lost his health o Job in the bible: Never loses his belief; Mendel revokes his God by symbolically taking off his hat • Focus on Menuchim (Consoler): Does the story have a realisitic ending? Which role plays the music in the novel? 1 o Music plays a huge role as it creates a connection to country, nation, and Menuchin between his family • Focus on New York: Is it a story about immigration (or emigration/ exile? Exile, Eduard Said: Wrote a book on Orientalism, main scholar to start discussion • Context of Post Colonial literature • A label the Colonizers always use to talk about the Colonized 1. What is exile literature? a. Has similar cross-cultural displacement. Modern warfare, imperialism, totalitarianism. Large bulk of this writing is by emigrants, refugees b. Exile as a concept: what would we bring with us if we were exiled? c. Exile: as Terminal Loss, hard to detach from ol
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