JOURNAL TOPIC [today's tunes: "Opening/Paul Revere" by Johnny Cash; "Fanfare for the Common Man" by Aaron Copland; "Born in the USA" by Bruce Springsteen]
What makes American literature American? (Besides the fact that it was written here.) What makes anything American? Don't just think about it from an American perspective: right now, in about 37 countries, rightly or wrongly, for the purpose of compliment or insult, someone is saying, "Yeah, you're right, that's totally something an American would do." What does she mean?
2. Why no one ever interrupts Thanksgiving football games to read Colonial literature
3. Why no one ever interrupts anything at any time to go on at length about Nathaniel Hawthorne
4. Why the symbolism in Hawthorne's "Young Goodman Brown" may be the most important thing you ever learn.
5. Vocabulary #3
1. Explain whether or not you think the symbolism in Hawthorne's "Young Goodman Brown" may be the most important thing you ever learn. Please post your well-informed perspective to your blog.