In the works we’ve examined in this course, fictional narratives depicted poverty and oppression (for example, The Old Curiosity Shop and Huckleberry Finn). Though they are works of fiction, they describe the reality of historical events.
In the textbook discussion of 20th century history, fictionalized accounts and photographs are included along with art and poetry.
Consider the works of World War I (“Dulce Et Decorum Est” on page 55, “The Second Coming” on page 56, and the drawing “Fit for Active Service” on page 59), the Great Depression (the photograph “Migrant Mother” on page 64 and the Steinbeck article listed in the assignments) and the Holocaust and World War II (“Buchenwald Germany” on page 68, Elie Wiesel’s “Night” on page 67, and the poem “The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner” on page 66). In 300 or more words (Introduction, Work 1, Work 2, Conclusion should be your general format), discuss your own reaction to one visual work and one written work (not necessarily the same event, for example, you could discuss different topics and works for example, “The Second Coming” and “Migrant Mother”). Also, please limit your choices to the works listed here. In your opinion, which form better conveys the meaning of the historical event, the words or pictures?
please use the book :Textbooks: The Humanistic Tradition (Books 4, 5, and 6), Sixth Edition
Author: Gloria Fiero