The Baddest Dog In Harlem Analytical Essay Template

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...sitting around the rail.” This is how our story begins. A story written by Walter Dean Myers. We don’t get much information on our characters, but we have our narrator who through the story remains unknown. He is the one who narrates the story. My guesses would be that he is a black man in the middle of his twenties. He lives in the trouble end in Harlem where shootings probably are not uncommon. I would guess he is probably unemployed since he has the time to hang out on the rail outside Big Joe’s with his friends in the middle of the day. In the story we also have Mary. Mary is a tenant in the building which gets shot at by the police. She is little bit better than all the others in Harlem because of her great job downtown. Mary’s dog gets shot by the police, because of the possibility of a psychopath in her apartment with an automatic weapon. She also gets a lot of damage in her place. Other than those two, we have Pedro, Willie and Mr. Lynch, all friends with our narrator. We don’t get much information about them, other than Willie being a bit of a ‘know it all’ because of his age. The setting of the story is off course Harlem, like I mentioned earlier. On 145th street, more specifically. It starts out just outside big Joe’s place, where the “gang” is hanging out talking. Probably a place they are used to hang out at. The area they live in, seems like a neighborhood where crime isn’t unusual. You can see that on page 2 where the narrator says: “I did just like......

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...Delprøve 1a Nedenstående sætninger er fra novellen “The Baddest Dog in Harlem” af Walter Dean Myers. Beskriv, hvordan de understregede ord og udtryk afviger fra standardengelsk. Brug relevant grammatisk terminologi. 1. “What you young people talking about?” (side 16, linje 13)
 Korrekt sætning: What are you young people talking about Forklaring: Singularis form, pluralis kongruens. 2. “Ain’t none of them could beat Jack Johnson,” Mr. Lynch said, parking his old butt on the chair. (side 16, linje 19)
 Korrekte sætning: ”None of them could beat Jack Johnson,” Forklaring: None er i sig selv et benægtende ord. 3. “Ali would have eat him up,” Willie went on. (side 19, linje 23)
 Korrekte sætning: Ali would have eaten him up Forklaring: kort tillægsform; eat bøjes til eaten 4. The cop looked over at us and didn’t say nothing. (side 17, linje 5)
 Korrekte sætning: The cop lokked over at us and didn’t say anything. Forklaring: dobbelt benægtelse, hvis der både skullde være didn’t og nothing. 5. Once I got on the ground I figured I was gonna stay on the ground until the mess was over with. (side 19, linje 11)
 Korrekte sætning: Once I got on the ground I figured I was going to stay… Forklaring: gonna er en samentrækning af going to 6. “What they mean about some automatic weapon?” Pedro asked. (side 20, linje 2)
 korrekte sætning: What do they mean about some automatic weapon? Forklaring: Manlger hjælpeverbum do. 7.......

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...Langston Hughes’ “Harlem: A Dream Deferred” What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun Or fester like a sore- And then run? Does it stink like rotten mean? Or crust and sugar over- Like a syrupy sweet? Maybe it just sags like a heavy load. Or does it explode? ______________________________________________________________________________ Trevor B. Taylor A Dream Deferred, The Heartbeat of Harlem For the residents of Harlem, until the later half of the twentieth century, “wait” is all they ever heard. Wait! Wait for the laws to change before you can fulfill your destiny. Wait, until you’re allowed to go to college. If any of the people of Harlem were a shining gem just waiting to be polished, it might not ever happen, or it would have had to of been postponed. Because the residents of Harlem had black skin, their dreams were deferred. L. Hughes shines light on the minds of Harlem past and everyone else’s, who’ve experienced a dream that never came true or hasn’t yet. He effectively uses similes, metaphors, and rhetorical questions to express how he feels about a dream being postponed. The “dream” is a goal in life, not experienced while sleeping. an expected goal. The poem, in its’ current form leaves the dream up to the reader. But the poem was originally titled “Harlem”. Hughes since then gave this title to another one of his poems that more clearly states was happening there. That poem in black ink, clearly......

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Harlem

...Harlem In the play, “Dutchman and The Slave” by Imamu Amiri Baraka, there is a lot of manipulation and also a clear struggle for power. In addition to Baraka’s play, the short stories “Lottery” by Shirley Jackson, and “Harlem” by Langston Hughes they also illustrate the struggle of power and how society of that era were manipulating the minds of Africa Americans into believing that their dreams weren’t worth anything. Imamu Amiri Baraka introduces Lula, clearly a bipolar racist. Lula has a unknown problem witnessing African Americans strive towards a dream, that she feels they don’t deserve. Her motives throughout the book/movie were to become superior or have power by manipulating young African American men. The way Lula behaved was sure to get a rise out of anyone with some sort of sanity. Shirley Jackson also showed the power role by introducing her character in “Lottery”. Mr. Summers was not only manipulating, but he applies a fearsome amount of power over the village, power that seems to have been assigned to him at random. Much like Lula, Mr. Summers now has complete control in determining who dies. The villagers show a type of blind-trust in Mr. Summers which the author never illustrates why their trust is so strong. The village just seems to accept the ritual without a thought of change. That trust was also shown in the Dutchman, how Clay trusted Lula by sharing inviting conversation, and kind gestures. Lula was symbolized in Dutchman as the white devil.......

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Analytical essay

The Baddest Dog in Harlem is a novel written by the American writer Walter Dean Myers. Walter was an American writer of children’s books best known for young adult literature. It is part of the collection ‘145th Street: Short Stories’, published in 2001.
The setting of the story is in Harlem. Since the 1920s, Harlem has been known as a major African-American residential, cultural and business center. Harlem is a large neighbourhood within the northern section of the New York City borough of Manhattan. The story takes place on 145th street, outside Big Joe’s place. We are confronted with some men discussing who the best boxer is. They all seem to have time enough, when the police officer asks them for how long they’ve been sitting there.
Harlem is an environment where a lot of crime is going on. People are used to crime and drugs around here. Generally the author of the text, makes Harlem seem like a place with high unemployment and not a very nice place to be.
The language used in the novel is English, with a lot of slang. This makes us aware that we are in Harlem, and it would be very unsual if they talked formal English with some formal terms. There are many examples of this throughout the text, one of them is: ‘What you young people talking about’?, which is clearly grammatically incorrect, but on purpose since this gives the right atmosphere. The slang is only used when they talk, but when we read what the narrator thinks, it’s written in grammatically correct, formal and understandable English.
In the novel, we are confronted with some characters, even though we don’t get much information about them. We have Mary, who is the owner of the apartment that the police opened fire at. She seems to have an aggressive behaviour, which is understandable since it’s a violent situation and she’s quite upset and shocked. ‘You shot up my new drapes! I don’t work all day for you fools to be up here shooting up my drapes!’ is a line from the text. We also have the narrator, which is black, and we also have Wille, Pedro and Mr. Lynch. We don’t get much information, but that is very typical for the genre.
The themes in the text are ‘guns’ and ‘racism’. Guns because the police is shooting and end up killing an innocent child. This text brings up the discussion whether guns should be allowed or not. If guns weren’t allowed, the policemen wouldn’t have any reason to suspect that he had an automatic weapon. This is a huge mistake from the policemen, since they didn’t have anything on him than the report of a man with an automatic weapon. I also think the theme is racism, because the policemen searches Willie to look for anything illegal, even though they had absolutely no reason to believe he had that.
You can draw perspective to the song ‘American Skin (41 shots)’ by Bruce Springsteen, because the events

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