Violence/Blood (AP Literature)

Violence/Blood (AP Literature)
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  • Violence and Blood
  • Can anyone give me some examples?
  • "I pulled his chin down sharp upon the crown of my head, butting him as I had seen the West Indians do, and I felt his flesh tear and the blood gush out, and I yelled, "Apologize! Apologize!" (pg. 4)
  • The quote demonstrates the use of violence to gain sympathy.
  • "A glove landed in my midsection and I went over again, feeling as though the smoke had become a knife jabbed into my guts" (pg. 23)
  • The quote demonstrates the use of a violent metaphor (smoke having power of knife)
  • The quote demonstrates the use of violence for entertainment.
  • "Laughing in fear and embarassment, some were holding back and scooping up the coins knocked off by the painful contortions of the others" (pg.27)
  • "His head bounced against the steps making a sound like a series of gunshots as they ran dragging him by his ankles, like volunteer firemen running with a hose" (pg. 83)
  • The quote demonstrates the use of violence to revolt.
  • Theme: Through the easy access to anger, resulting in violence, one can gain desirable outlooks in their lives.
  • "I'm going to beat your brains out!" I said, my throat dry, "stabbing me..." (pg.226)
  • The quote demonstrates the use of violence to gain self-pride.
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