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Clashing Forces: Struggling for Justice



 GenreTitleAuthorLiterary Period  LinkAdditional Link 
 Novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Mark TwainRealism/Naturalism  amazon   audio book
 Novel Kindred Octavia ButlerContemporary amazon
 Novel East of Eden  John Steinbeck Modernism  amazon  1955 film
 Memoir Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl  Harriet Jacobs Realism/Naturalism  text 
 Speech "What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?" Frederick DouglassRealism/Naturalism text
 Short Story  "The Yellow Wallpaper" Charlotte Perkins GilmanRealism/Naturalism text 
 Short Story "The Story of a Hour"  Kate ChopinRealism/Naturalism text 
 Short Story "Hills Like White Elephants"  Ernest Hemingway Modernism text 
 Short Story "Barn Burning"  William Faulkner Modernism text 
 Poetry selections from Langston Hughes Langston Hughes Harlem Renaissance text 

Essential Questions:
What choices do people make in the face of injustice?
What makes it possible for neighbor to turn against neighbor?
What choices do people make that allow collective violence to happen?
What is oppression and what are the root causes?
What are the responsibilities of the individual in regard to issues of social justice?
What are the factors that create an imbalance of power within a culture?
What does power have to do with fairness and justice?
What does it mean to be invisible?