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PostSubject: Chapter 7-9   Sat Sep 22, 2007 4:41 am

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PostSubject: Re: Chapter 7-9   Sun Oct 07, 2007 11:57 am

the narrator leaves the college for new york and is surpirsed to see the veteran on the same bus only he is heading for another institution in washigton dc. the narrator ca'nt belive blesoe so quickly acted upon getting rid of the veteran. whe the narrator gets to new york he is pretty good spirits and feels confident he will get a job by way of the letters he has from bledsoe. I was suspicious immediatly about the letters when bledsoe told him not to open them and true to bledsoes character we find that they actually tell all the gentlemen not to hire the narrator amd that he has done something trerrible that will damage the school. The narrator is 'lucky' in that the last place he goes to deliver the letter he actually meets the son of the addressee and is illuminated as to what bledsoe has done. he is now nearly out of $ and is desparate for a job knowing he will probably never go bad to the college again.
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PostSubject: Re: Chapter 7-9   Mon Oct 08, 2007 6:08 pm

I liked that the son of Mr. Emerson pointed out to the narrator, that not getting tangled up with men like his father, may in fact, be better for him in the long run. The narrator does find a job, but is stunned by this second betrayal.

I thought that SparkNotes talked quite a bit about Ras. I didn't even know who they were talking about, I had to go back and look. There are some areas of this book, and its symbolism that I seem to keep skimming over.
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PostSubject: Re: Chapter 7-9   Mon Oct 08, 2007 8:55 pm

Once again we are seeing the treatment and racism of the North vs. th eSouth. Booker T. Washington's era was interesting. Spark Notes said that the black man should put his efforts toward achieving economic success instead of social success. How can this happen separately?
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PostSubject: Re: Chapter 7-9   Mon Oct 08, 2007 8:57 pm

I don't think that it can. I think that is the point that Ellison is trying to get the narrator/us to see.
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PostSubject: Re: Chapter 7-9   Mon Oct 08, 2007 9:03 pm

I see. Thanks.
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PostSubject: Re: Chapter 7-9   Mon Oct 08, 2007 9:07 pm

Do you think so too? Question
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