Ppt148 [recovered]

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Ppt148 [recovered]

  1. 1. Nadine El-Shafei & Hillary Swift James Baldwin
  2. 2. “ Going to Meet the Man” written in 1965 <ul><li>Jesse was the town sheriff of a small southern city. Late one night he wanted to have sex with his wife but couldn’t find the motivation to get himself into the “moment.” His mind then wonders to where he would enjoy having rough sexual intercourse with a black female. Jesse’s mind then wonders to a horrifying event that his parents allowed him to witness, the hanging/torturing of a black male. The townspeople cut off his genitals, and he was hung by his hands above his head where a fire was lit beneath him. Jesse’s thoughts then brought him back to the present where he found himself “horny” and “hard.” He then grabs his wife and tells her that he is going to have sex with her as if she were a black female which for him meant it was going to be rough. </li></ul>
  3. 3. James Baldwin <ul><li>American Novelist </li></ul><ul><li>Writer </li></ul><ul><li>Playwright </li></ul><ul><li>Poet </li></ul><ul><li>Essayist </li></ul><ul><li>Civil Rights Activist </li></ul>
  4. 4. Early Childhood <ul><li>Baldwin was born August 2, 1924. </li></ul><ul><li>He was the eldest of 9 </li></ul><ul><li>He died of stomach cancer on December 1 st 1987. </li></ul><ul><li>His stepfather was a minister whom he did not get along with well. </li></ul><ul><li>James eventually followed and became a preacher in his father’s church. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Some Writing he has Done <ul><li>Another Country </li></ul><ul><li>Go Tell it on the Mountain </li></ul><ul><li>Giovanni’s Room </li></ul><ul><li>Going to Meet the Man </li></ul>
  6. 6. Writing Technique <ul><li>James technique was to show people that be raised to believe something is right may not really be what is right in other’s eyes. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Baldwin 1924- 1987 = Poverty
  8. 8. Education <ul><li>P.S. 139 Junior High aka Frederick Douglass Junior High </li></ul><ul><li>Dewitt Clinton High School in the Bronx </li></ul><ul><li>The New School which is a university in Greenwich Village New York </li></ul>

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