Question and answer format
Each question must be a minimum of 100 words.
- Where do you see the concerns discussed in the “Debates over ‘Americanization’?” emerging in the fiction you read for this week?
- Many immigrants came from cultures with strong oral traditions. How did those traditions emerge in literature from 1865 to 1912?
- If mass immigration to America had not occurred, how would American literature have been different?
- How does the literature of 1865 to 1912 portray a strong belief in American traditions? How does it reflect changes in those beliefs?
- How does the literature of 1865 to 1912 reflect a tension between existing American traditions and changing social and technological realities?
- How is the change in writing style of this period (1865 to 1912) symbolic of America’s history up to this point?