Part I: This week you learned a little bit about several of the major movements in American literature. Which of these movements do you see reflected in the novel you are reading? Do you see influence of more than one? Give specific cited examples that point to these movements.
Part II: Now, it’s time for a little research on your part. Find an article about a historical event occurring within the ten years prior to your novel’s publication. Please cite this article in your post and provide a link, if appropriate. Discuss how this event impacted the work you are reading. The effect may be subtle. For instance, there may be no mention of war, and yet you may recognize possible effects of war within the characters.
Submission Instructions: As with every “main” discussion post, please make comments substantive (in at least 300 words). Use quotations to support your points, but make sure to balance them with your own original ideas. Finally, please engage two of your classmates in their forum posts to help further our conversation. Please be sure to check back to read and respond to anyone who responded to your forum as a common courtesy. Respond to classmates’ posts in at least 100-150 words each.
Must include references