Assignment Answers Pdf Of Vulnerable People In Society:ENGL001

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Analysis of like awinding sheet by Ann Petry
Story (Title and Author): Like awinding sheet by Ann Petry …

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Analysis of like awinding sheet by Ann Petry
Story (Title and Author): Like awinding sheet by Ann Petry
Prompt: Identity which prompt you chose. 3
Analyze how the author uses acharacter to develop atheme or central idea in the
story. In your analysis, you will examine acharacter’s traits, development, and
motivation to explain how they convey the theme or central idea of the story.
Analyze how the author uses the setting to develop atheme or central idea in the story.
In your analysis, you will examine the role that the setting plays in conveying the
theme or central idea of the story.
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Analyze how the author uses symbolism to develop atheme or central idea in the
story. In the analysis, you will identify symbols, explain what they represent, and
explain how they convey the theme or central idea of the story.
Thesis statement :Petry allows the character to embrace the world around them through
symbolism to foreshadow the theme of gender abuse and racial discrimination.
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Supporting Point Textual Evidence Why does this evidence support
that point?
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Gender abuse and race
Mae looked at the twisted
sheet and giggled. “Looks like
awinding sheet,” she said. “A
shroud — “Laughter tangled
with her words, and she had to
pause for amoment before she
could continue. “You look like
ahuckleberry — in awinding
sheet — ”
The bedsheet they share, which
had previously served as a
symbol of their intimate
relationship, is transformed into
asymbol of death and ultimately
into asymbol of asociety that
gradually kills its most
vulnerable people in society part
by trying to turn them against the
individuals they care about the
most.
Racial and abuse
“He had to talk persuasively,
urging her gently, and ittook
time. But he couldn ’tbring
himself to talk to her roughly
or threaten to strike her like
many men might have done.
He wasn’t made that way”.
(Ann)
Johnson is becoming
increasingly alienated from his
own body and sense of agency
due to his position as an African
American man in this society,
which places him at a
disadvantage. By the end of the
story, his hands, representing his
agency, no longer feel like his
own: “He had lost all control
over his hands,” the author
writes. His hands completely
turn against him at this point,
brutally beating his wife Mae in
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away that Johnson once swore
he would never be able to.
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Work cited
Petry, Ann. “Like awinding sheet.” Miss Muriel and Other Stories. New York: Dafina (2008): 198-
210.

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