Uncle Tom - the Hero as Martyr
Lecture 14 of 24Downloadable Audiobook - 2014
This Lecture: The name "Uncle Tom" has complex associations today, but Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel had a truly powerful impact when it was published in 1852. Explore the historical circumstances of slavery that inspired Stowe's novel, and then consider the fortitude that makes this meek, long-suffering character a hero. The Course: Heroes hold a special place in our imagination. Names such as Odysseus, Beowulf, and Queen Guinevere summon up mythic legends, while Sherlock Holmes, Dracula, and Huckleberry Finn are some of the most recognizable figures in world literature. Study some of the most memorable and important characters ever created and gain fresh insight into what makes a hero and what makes a character successful. All Lectures: 1. Frodo Baggins-A Reluctant Hero 2. Odysseus-The Trickster Hero 3. Aeneas-The Straight Arrow 4. Guinevere-A Heroine with Many Faces 5. The Wife of Bath-An Independent Woman 6. Cressida-A Love Betrayed 7. Beowulf-A Hero with Hidden Depths 8. Thor-A Very Human God 9. Robin Hood-The Outlaw Hero 10. Don Quixote-The First of the Wannabes 11. Robinson Crusoe-A Lone Survivor 12. Elizabeth Bennet-A Proper Pride 13. Natty Bumppo and Woodrow Call-Frontier Heroes 14. Uncle Tom-The Hero as Martyr 15. Huckleberry Finn-Free Spirit of America 16. Sherlock Holmes-The First Great Detective 17. Dracula-The Allure of the Monster 18. Mowgli-The Wolf Child 19. Celie-A Woman Who Wins Through 20. Winston Smith-The Hero We Never Want to Be 21. James Bond-A Dangerous Protector 22. Fairy-Tale Heroines-New-Style Princesses 23. Lisbeth Salander-Avenging Female Fury 24. Harry Potter-Whistle-Blower Hero
Publisher: [United States]: The Great Courses, 2014.
Branch Call Number: eAudiobook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (30 min.)) : digital. digital,digital recording data file
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