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Thursday, November 25

  1. page Themes - Good Advice is Rarer than Rubies edited One One of the ... see their future future in Britain ... Most girls can even can n…

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  2. page Characters - An Outpost of Progress edited Characters: Kayerts and Carlier ... the chief was is short and ... soon they begin start …
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    both start to sitsttting around being
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    Makola (Henry Price)
    Makola is the bookkeeper of the station. But because of Kayerts and Carliers incompetence he has to run the station all alone. Makola is well educated: he speaks English and french and has a neat handwriting. But those skills are just superficial marks of civilization and the author sets them in contrast with Makolas belief in "evil spirits".
    One day some slave traders appear at the outpost and offer him a good amount of tusks for the 10 workers. Makola makes the decision to sell the workers. Even when Kayerts blames him for what he has done he does not regret anything, he thinks this was a good job selling bad and sick workers for a lot of tusks. Makola does not care a lot about the two white guys, he actually dislikes them. Through the whole story we don’t get to know more about Makolas character and we don’t even know what he thinks. So it is not clear why Makola did sell the workers, and why he really hated the whites.
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  3. page Themes - The Force of Circumstance edited One of the main themes in this story is "going native". This means that a colonist assimi…
    One of the main themes in this story is "going native". This means that a colonist assimilates with the natives and starts being one of them.
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    restrainment and fells tofalls in love with a native
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    and he cantcan not just push
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    away and rejectsreject his responsibility
    The other theme is living in a colony.
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    This makes himthem no longer
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  4. page Conflicts - The Second Hut edited ... this story are is the conflicts conflict between the ... Boers, and The the Natives…
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    Van Heerden (the boer) is a
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    hits the native workers and
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    Africa there ishas been animosity between
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    slavery was abortedabolished they still treattreated the Natives
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    came, they establishestablished new rules and banishbanished the Boers
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    Boers is a natural animosity
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Tuesday, July 20

  1. page Characters - The Black Madonna edited Writing Assignment: List the main characters. For each character write a short, informative text …
    Writing Assignment:
    List the main characters. For each character write a short, informative text describing his/her role in the story, qualities (personality traits), values, and relationships to other characters. Provide examples which illustrate the points you make by citing events or quoting text from the story. Be sure to include page numbers for each quote.

    Lou Parker
    Lou is a women of about 37 years. Together with her husband Ray she has everything she needs, except one, a child. Not that they wouldn't get along without a child, they are a “modern” couple, with lots of friends and they are indeed helpful and nice. Lou sends one pound a week to her widow sister, which has eight children, besides she does a lot of church work and joins all the unions except the “Mothers union”. On the surface Lou Parker seems to be a nice, open minded and selfless women, but inside she turns to be snobbish and selfish. Her facade breaks with the birth of her black child, and behind this facade we get to know the real Lou Parker.
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    Elizabeth
    Elizabeth is Lou´s sister, a widow with eight children. And especially one, the eldest Henry makes her a lot of problems. Even though Lou sends one pound a week to Elizabeth, we can see that Lou has no interest and space for her poor sister, even though Lou does not need it, she stops sending money to her sister after getting pregnant for her self.
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    the bad catholics.Catholics.
    Henry Pierce / Oxford St. John
    The two Jamaicans are not so much interesting as persons but in the function of at first showing Lou´s and Raymond's tolerant and modern lifestyle, and later they have the function of making the Parker´s snobbishness and hypocrisy visible.
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  2. page Themes - Good Advice is Rarer than Rubies edited Writing Assignment: Identify the main themes of the story. Then select two themes and briefly exp…
    Writing Assignment:
    Identify the main themes of the story. Then select two themes and briefly explain how each is depicted in the story. Support your ideas with at least one quote from the text for each of the themes you select. Be sure to include page numbers for each quote.

    One of the main themes of this short story is emigration in Pakistan. Many Pakistanis emigrate to England. England’s former colony still has not enough self confidence. Most Pakistanis see their
    future in Britain even though life in Pakistan can be good as well. Women give up their life, say farewell to their families, knowing that they maybe wont see them again, and not knowing how their further life. Miss Rhena does the opposite, she declines her "safe" future with an unknown man in England. Instead she stays in Pakistan with her family and her basic lifestyle.
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  3. page Themes - Good Advice is Rarer than Rubies edited Writing Assignment: Identify the main themes of the story. Then select two themes and briefly expl…
    Writing Assignment:
    Identify the main themes of the story. Then select two themes and briefly explain how each is depicted in the story. Support your ideas with at least one quote from the text for each of the themes you select. Be sure to include page numbers for each quote.
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    of this shortstoryshort story is emigration
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    to England. EnglandsEngland’s former colony
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    not enough selfconfidence.self confidence. Most Pakistanis
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    future in Brittain eventhoughBritain even though life in
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    life, say farrewellfarewell to their familys,families, knowing that
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    man in england.England. Instead she stays in pakistanPakistan with her
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    basic lifestyle.
    The other main theme is women being dependent on men. In Pakistan it is tradition that the man rules in the family and the woman always follows him. That makes women completely dependent on their husband. Most girls can even not choose whom they will marry, often the parents choose a son in law when the girl is just a little kid. Miss Rhena is supposed to marry a man her parents have chosen for her and she does not know how he is, further if she marry him and goes with him to England she will be completely dependent on him. For Miss Rhena this marriage means the loose of her freedom. The fact shat she better stays in Pakistan, with her freedom than goes to the West and into the chains of marriage, makes her a modern thinking person. It seems a little bit ironic that Miss Rhena is more modern than these girls who go to the west, in that England is the expression of modern life.

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  4. page Setting - A Meeting in the Dark edited ... in Kenya). Jons Johns girlfriend lives ... heart of ths this town. The ... Wamuhus h…
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  5. page Characters - An Outpost of Progress edited Characters: Kayerts and Carlier ... to have eachother. Exept each other. Except feeling unco…
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    to have eachother. Exepteach other. Except feeling uncomfortable both are completlycompletely incompetent to
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    people stop commingcoming around of
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    they get selledsold too and
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    the two BritainsBrits depends on
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    Kayerts sees nomoreno more reason why
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    should stay allivealive and he comits cuicide.commits suicide.
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    in the savenesssafeness of British
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    and they haehave never been dependenddepended on their
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    in the wildernes,wilderness, and how
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    do. The savnessafeness of European
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    is a luxusluxury on one
    Makola (Henry Price)
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    is the bookkeperbookkeeper of the
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    he speaks englishEnglish and french
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    day some slavetradersslave traders appear at
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    story we dontdon’t get to
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    whites.
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    bring food. TeirTheir relationship to
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    when the slavetraders accidentiallyslave traders accidentally take some of the villagepeoplevillage people with them.
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    the two BritainsBrits would come
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    their village theithey would shoot
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    would someday disapeardisappear under the
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  6. page Themes - The Force of Circumstance edited One of the main themes in this story is "going native". This means that a colonist assimi…
    One of the main themes in this story is "going native". This means that a colonist assimilates with the natives and starts being one of them.
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    While Doris allwaysalways stays true
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    in a compleetlycompletely different environment. Doris personifyespersonifies the western
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    time of colonisation,colonization, she stays
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    to be selfrestrainedself restrained and more.
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    the western standart.standard. He loses his selfrestrainmentself restrainment and fells
    The other theme is living in a colony.
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    to decline colonismcolonialism in generall,general, he shows us that BritainsBrits would fail
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    do not atuneattune to the
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