Lbeeas play, a?The American Dreama?

English IV -Trimester 3 Exam

Albeeas play, a?The American Dreama? is a satire on the values and beliefs of the time period that he lived in. Through his stock characters of Mommy, Daddy, Grandma, The Young Man, and Mrs. Barker, he portrays these people as being less than human. They are spiritually and morally empty.

Your Assignment:

Describe mommy and daddy. Write approximately 350 words for each character. You may write about each character separately, but try to relate both of them to the idea that they are part of a satire on American life.

After describing the two characters, write a general statement about the play that answers the following question: Do you believe that the things that the characters in this play are valid representations of people in American society? Whether you agree or not, make sure that you support your position with observations from your own experience with American life.

In BOTH descriptions, consider the following:

1.How does the character finish the story? What is the character likely to do, or what is the characteras future life likely to be like? Make sure that you base your speculations on things that you learned from reading the play.

2.Consider AT LEAST ONE speech made by the character -before the resolution. What does this speech show the audience about that character? In what ways does the speech make the character appear to be human? In what ways does the speech make the character appear to have lost some part of his or her humanity?

3.Consider the characteras NAME. In the case of the Young Man, you would consider what Grandma calls him: a?The American Dream.a? In what ways does this character (in his/her speech and in his/her ending situation) seem like a good match for the name in a sincere way? In ways in the name ironic?

4.Conclude your discussion with the following:
Do you believe that the things that the characters in this play are valid representations of people in American society? Whether you agree or not, make sure that you support your position with observations from your own experience with American life.

Lbeeas play, a?The American Dreama?

English IV -Trimester 3 Exam

Albeeas play, a?The American Dreama? is a satire on the values and beliefs of the time period that he lived in. Through his stock characters of Mommy, Daddy, Grandma, The Young Man, and Mrs. Barker, he portrays these people as being less than human. They are spiritually and morally empty.

Your Assignment:

Describe TWO CHARACTERS. I will give you three to choose from. Write approximately 350 words for each character. You may write about each character separately, but try to relate both of them to the idea that they are part of a satire on American life.

After describing the two characters, write a general statement about the play that answers the following question: Do you believe that the things that the characters in this play are valid representations of people in American society? Whether you agree or not, make sure that you support your position with observations from your own experience with American life.

In BOTH descriptions, consider the following:

1.How does the character finish the story? What is the character likely to do, or what is the characteras future life likely to be like? Make sure that you base your speculations on things that you learned from reading the play.

2.Consider AT LEAST ONE speech made by the character -before the resolution. What does this speech show the audience about that character? In what ways does the speech make the character appear to be human? In what ways does the speech make the character appear to have lost some part of his or her humanity?

3.Consider the characteras NAME. In the case of the Young Man, you would consider what Grandma calls him: a?The American Dream.a? In what ways does this character (in his/her speech and in his/her ending situation) seem like a good match for the name in a sincere way? In ways in the name ironic?

4.Conclude your discussion with the following:
Do you believe that the things that the characters in this play are valid representations of people in American society? Whether you agree or not, make sure that you support your position with observations from your own experience with American life.