Brianna

  • Your post is very intriguing! I also noticed how Crane mentioned Henry’s lavender pants many times. I found it odd, but I believe the pants hold a significance to the text. Your post made me look at the text in a different perspective.

  • I liked how you stated that in “The Wife of His Youth”, the characters did not totally neglect their black sides but just preferred to be whiter. The characters in this story are biracial but appear to be light skinned. They seem to ignore their other races and focus on being white. Even though they are mixed, they seem to look at Liza Jane d…[Read more]

  • I really enjoyed your post! I also think Mark Twain did a phenomenal job with this text. Many aspects of his text were unexpected, which makes the story much more intriguing. It made me go into deep thinking when you stated, “… but we can safely assume that Chambers would have been just as bad had they never even switched.” Tom turned out…[Read more]

  • I also asked myself the same question while reading the text. Yekl cared so much about how others perceived him that he neglected the people who truly cared about him. I think he did this to fit in because he did not want to feel strange for being different from the other New Yorkers.

  • I liked how you gave a summary of the important parts of the text. I also questioned if Riis pissed off a lot of people by writing this text. Based on the time it was written and the controversial topic it was about, I could see many upper-class people getting angry with the text. Riis is very vocal about putting the blame of the poor’s living…[Read more]

  • Your post is very well written. I like how you discuss each of the protagonist’s disguises. I also could not believe Beauplaisir did not realize it was the same woman! Like you said, maybe his character’s ignorance was important to the story to show the social class of women in this time period.

  • I really liked how you discussed your ideas on why Haywood chose certain things for her story. Based on her background, it is more understandable to me why she used different disguises. I also found the protagonist’s last disguise a very interesting choice as well. I thought it was compelling how Beauplaisir was interested in the protagonist,…[Read more]

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