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Title: Individual as a Social Misfit


1
Individual as a Social Misfit
  • Elizabeth Name
  • Marcia Name
  • Barbara Name
  • Cathy Name

2
From Bodega Dreams
  • By Ernesto Quiñonez

3
Ernesto Quiñonez
  • Bodega Dreams was first novel
  • Taught fourth grade in New York
  • Working on his second novel
  • Born in 1966

4
Main Points
  • Main Characters Julio, Sapo, Mr. Blessington,
    Mr. Tapia
  • Blessington did not believe in the children, and
    Tapia did
  • Mr. Blessington told me I was going to end up in
    jail (Sapo)
  • Sapo ended up biting Blessington after
    Blessington put Sapo in a headlock

5
Bodega Dreams
  • Appeal Emotional appeal
  • Strong emotional impact to audience
  • Evidence Teachers not believing in students (Mr.
    Blessington did not believe in his students)
  • Negative impact
  • Sapo finally realizes that he isnt afraid to
    hurt anyone who threatens his love for himself

6
Crazy Courage
  • By Alma Luz Villanueva

7
Alma Luz Villanueva
  • Born in Santa Barbara in 1944
  • Raised in San Francisco's Mission District by
    grandmother, a Yaqui Indian from Sonora, Mexico

8
Plot and Setting
  • Poem about a woman (the author) who admires
    courage of cross-dresser to be himself in spite
    of ridicule he faces
  • Author thinking of classes she took when student
    named Michael dressed as a male in one class and
    a female in the other

9
Claim
  • It takes great courage to be who you are when you
    do not fit in with societys expectations.
  • People put up a front to fit into society. They
    are not what they appear to be because society
    demands conformity.

10
Evidence
  • Michael came to fiction class as a man
  • Michael came to poetry class as a woman
  • Children are whole before theyre punished for
    (including everything in their innocence)

11
Emotional Appeal
  • Pain and joy of courage
  • Pain
  • Discrimination, ridicule, misunderstanding,
    stereotyping
  • Joy
  • Freedom of expression, individuality, careless of
    societys opinion

12
Imagery and Symbolism
  • Whole like the rose
  • Young, seen-it-all MTV crowd

13
Donald Duk and the White Monsters
  • By Frank Chin

14
Whats It About?
  • Donald Duk Chinese student at private school in
    California
  • Constantly made fun of because of his name
  • Father is trying to teach him to overcome
    problems he is facing
  • Persecuted for his culture by the gang kids, the
    White Monsters
  • To get away from White Monsters he laughs at
    his name with them (as his father has told him
    to)
  • Doesnt like laughing at his name almost as much
    as he doesnt like his name
  • Hopes one day that his name no longer is humorous
    to outside world

15
Claim
  • Donald Duk is considered a social misfit because
    of name and heritage

16
Claim of Fact
  • Stereotyping negatively affects students in
    American school

17
Individual as a Social Misfit
  • Due to culture
  • Due to name
  • Due to heritage

18
Miscellaneous
  • Written in 1991
  • Story taken from Frank Chins first novel Donald
    Duk

19
Ranch Girl
  • By Maile Meloy

20
Maile Meloy
  • 1972
  • Born in Helena, Montana lives in Los Angeles
  • Received MFA in Fiction, University of
    California, Irvine, 2000
  • Awards include Aga Khan Prize for Fiction for
    Aqua Boulevard, 2001 Rosenthal Award (from the
    American Academy of Arts and Letters) for Half in
    Love, 2002 PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in
    Short Fiction for Half in Love, 2002
  • Work has also appeared in The New Yorker and Best
    New American Voices and has been nominated for a
    National Magazine Award

21
Ranch Girl
  • College-bound daughter of a foreman
  • Characters face violence, love, and loss of love,
    and the ease which life can change
  • Ranch girls in Montana are not like ranch girls
    in Texas
  • Knows that she can leave the ranch life and
    Montana but chooses not to

22
Ranch Girl
  • Claim Once a ranch girl, always a ranch girl
  • Evidence Its hard to have worse luck than to be
    born a girl on a ranch
  • Appeal pathos (emotion and empathy)

23

Conclusion
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