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1 “The Child by Tiger” p. 625 Thomas Wolfe (1900-1938) By (First published in 1937)
2 Thomas Wolfe http://library.uncwil.edu/wolfe/wolfe.html Major modern American novelistAlso had many short stories published in magazinesBorn and raised in Asheville, North Carolina
3 Thomas Wolfe Wrote four autobiographical novels Look Homeward, Angel, published in 1929, was firstOf Time and the River, the second, was published in 1935
4 Types of Conflict Plot Person vs. person Person vs. self Person vs. natureBlacks vs. whitesBlacks vs. blacksWhites vs. blacksWhites vs. whites
5 Movement of Action Exposition Complication Climax Denouement Dick Prosser is introduced.ComplicationThe boys see the rifle.ClimaxThe manhunt takes place.DenouementSpangler reflects from a distance.
6 Both natural and man-made SettingBoth natural and man-madeMan-made Setting (hostile)Town’s social and economic structure based on white dominance over blacks.JobsHomesParallels Wolfe’s hometown of Asheville, NCNatural Setting (hostile)Snow storm
7 Protagonist=Dick Prosser CharacterizationProtagonist=Dick ProsserRound characterMan of superior abilitiesHighly religiousOften in situations that are an affront to his human dignityConstantly suppressing emotionsExperiences indiscriminate outbreakAntagonist=white society
8 Title and Pt. of ViewTitleRefers to Blake’s poem and the contrasting of innocence and savagery in the human soulPoint of ViewFirst person singular told from Spangler’s viewpoint
9 Looting of Cash Eager’s place Dick’s physical description SymbolismSnow Storm:Foreshadowing of troubleViolence of storm parallels violence of human actionsCovering of white snow symbolizes white dominanceLooting of Cash Eager’s placeMob mentalityAnimal lustDick’s physical descriptionred eyespaw (hand)removal of shoes at end
10 ThemeBoth violence and evil exist in the human soul alongside gentleness and goodness.Like all other aspects of nature, human nature has two sides—one beautiful and orderly and one repulsive and chaotic.
11 Like “The Most Dangerous Game,” this story has suspense, violence, and surprise. Artistic unity, however, makes it more credible, complex, and significant.The conflicts comment on the character, geographical area, and spirit of the times.