Chapter 11. Indians in the House
Here I list all of the quotes that I intend to reference in the analysis of Chapter 11 regarding the representation of Native Americans. This should make your life a lot easier without having to flick back and forward in the book. There is also a illustration from the book which shows a visual representation of Native Americans.
- First contact with the Native American in this chapter.
p106 - 'They were tall, thin, fierce-looking men.'
- Derogating the Native American.
- The building swell of Social Darwinism
p106 - 'Their eyes were black...like snakes' eyes.'
- Jacks reaction. Animalistic imagery and mirroring
- The context of Wilder
- Metaphors relating to Native American access to the American Dream.
p111 - 'They ate every morsel of it, and even picked up the crumbs from the hearth.'
- Contrary view. Charles' empathetic standpoint.
p179 - 'Pa told her not to worry. 'That Indian was perfectly friendly,' he said. 'And their camps down among the bluffs are peaceful enough. If we treat them well and watch Jack, we wont have any trouble.''
p166 - 'All they do is roam around over it like wild animals'