Analyse “Emerald City” by Charlotte Watson Sherman, 1992

Opgavebeskrivelse
Part 1: grammar practice: Syntaktisk analyse (sætningsanalyse)
I nedenstående sætning:
“But during my time at the league, I did get an education’
a. Find de primære sætningsled (fx subjekt, verbal, subjektsprædikat, objekt, adverbial, etc.).
b. Gør rede for hvilke sætningstyper der er brugt, og gør herefter rede for ordstilling og hvori forskellen mellem engelsk og dansk ligger.

Part 4B: analytical essay – fiction.
Reflection:


Indledning
The short story “Emerald City” is written by Charlotte Watson Sherman in 1992, and conveys the story of Oya, a homeless black woman, and her encounter with the main character. Oya expresses her dream and wishes to be among the stars. However, Oya is, at the time of the short story, in a mental and physical state that destroys her opportunity and dream.

Oya had experienced 15 years of imprisonment for the murder of the “dream killer ”, which have resulted in a further weakening of her mental and physical state since the American imprisonment system was known for the different treatment of the white and black inmates. Racial segregation is the main theme of this short story. The short story conveys the story of a black woman who lived in a time where her race was seen as lower-class people and lived a life of torture.

Uddrag
She is described with red and wild eyes, which could be a result of her mental state and the paranoia, which could be an outcome of her imprisonment and past.

Her speaking manners fit the speaking manners in Middle America, which also explains why she saw her uncle as a cowboy since cowboys were a common misconception with Middle America. Middle America has most of the “redneck states”, which are known for their hard and inhumane treatment of the black community.

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