Bridging the gap

By Matthew kim, Brandon Trent, and Zakaria


Summary: My story was about a women that loved nature and ended up saving it at the end. there was a hunter that was looking for this very pretty bird and he wanted to hunt it and the lady knew where the bird was nesting at and she take him to the path ended up thinking it not right so she doesn't show him power of nature is very strong.

Political Situations:There was a big split between the North and south

Social Tendencies: 1865;Freedmen's Bureau was createdy

Pop Culture (Music, Art, etc): Civil right movement

1. "Then Sylvia, well satisfied, makes her perilous way down [...] wondering over and over again what the stranger [...] would think when she told him how to find his way straight to the heron's nest." Sylvia has reached her goal and found the white heron. Although she has an intense experience at the top of the tree, she still seems ready to exchange the heron's life for ten bucks.

2. "I can't think of anything I should like so much as to find that heron's nest," the handsome stranger was saying. "I would give ten dollars to anybody who could show it to me." This quote shows you how the hunter is toward the white heron. It shows you how he wants the bird. He wants to kill the bird for no reason.

3. " No amount of though, that night, could decide how many wished-for treasures the ten dollars, so lightly spoken of, would buy."

Although Sylvia loves the forest, even she is victim to materialism. Of course, you have to remember that ten dollars was worth a lotmore back when this was written.

4. "The sound of her own unquestioned voice would have terrified her—it was hard enough to answer yes or no when there was need of that." Sylvia is intimidated (and more than a little attracted to) the hunter. How can she make the right decision when those two powerful emotions are clouding her senses?

5. "The young sportsman and his old hostess were sound asleep, but Sylvia's great design kept her broad awake and watching." It looks like little Sylvia has made her decision—but is it the right one? In fact, we can't blame you for suspecting that Sylvia won't be able to go through with it.


Summary: In the story “the yellow wallpaper” women rights weren't really taking seriously because everyone thought men were superior. At this time period this was completely Normal to think that men were more important than women. And the main character, a wife, is in no control of a relationship with this man named John. She was in a horrible situation and says she was somewhere behind bars and she is having trouble with this sickness most likely depression.

Political Situations: More and more women started standing up for their gender and saying how they should be created equal. This also lead the understanding that other races are equal as well. But women at the time were considered “not capable” to do simple things like vote.

Social Tendencies: Modernism describes a series of sometimes radical movements in art, architecture, photography, music, literature.

Pop Culture (Music, Art, etc): a lot more feminists and bicycles were really popular way to get around since it got more affordable and durable at the time. The art seemed to be more modern than usual and with music the most popular genre was classical.

" You see he does not believe I am sick!"

"My brother is also a physician, and also of high standing, and he says the same thing."

" I have a schedule prescription for each hour in the day; he takes all care from me, and so I feel basely ungrateful not to value it more."

"I am a doctor, dear, and I know. You are gaining flesh and color, your appetite is better, I feel really much easier about you."

"At night in any kind of light, in twilight, candlelight, lamplight, and worst of all by moonlight, it becomes bars! The outside pattern I mean, and the woman behind it is as plain as can be."


Summary: The story "A Soldier's Home" is about a soldier who returns home only to find his home town is surrounded by lies.This aspect of the story most reflects the time at which the culture was looking a hero so they made up stories about WWI in order to find hope amongst war stories were there were none. The main character, Krebs, also struggles with finding love within himself towards others, as well as being unmotivated to find a job or plan ahead in his life. This reflects the mental disabilities and irregularities the soldiers faced after the war. The 1910 to 1930s was a time marred by war and society saw the full effects of such things.

Political Situations: America wanted to prove its power in WW1, we looked for more advancements in war, society, and politics. The "Progressive Era" was also a key factor in the perspective of the people in the early 1900s. Women's Suffrage, Labor Laws, and the Prohibition of Alcohol were all apart of the 1st progressive movement.

Social Tendencies: Most people agreed with the war along and looked to making it as an American hero or financial icon. However, when wanted alcohol and women seek rights.

Pop Culture (Music, Art, etc): Pop culture consisted of musicals, and what we know today as “classical music”

1. "There is a picture which shows him on the Rhone with two German girls..."

Many people saw the soldiers of WW1 as heroes and they wanted to be like them.

2. "Later he felt the need to talk but no one wanted to hear about it. His town had heard too many atrocity stories to be thrilled by actualities."

Many fake stories suppressed the truth about WW1, soldiers often didn't get fairly represented.

3. "Krebs acquired the nausea in regard to experience that is the result of untruth or exaggeration, and when he occasionally met another man who had really been a soldier and the talked a few minutes in the dressing room at a dance he fell into the easy pose of the old soldier among other soldier..."

Many soldiers were forced to tell the same story as to my seem wired or untruthful themselves.

4. "Yes. Don't you love your mother dear boy?"

"No," Krebs said.

His mother looked at him across the table. Her eyes were shiny. She started crying.

"I don't love anybody," Krebs said.

PTSD caused many soldiers to lose the feeling of love towards others. Soldiers faced a long road ahead of them.

5. "Krebs felt sick and vaguely nauseated [after lying to his mother]."

Soldiers were often sick after coming home from war. The feeling of not truly loving his mother and lying to her about it most likely made him sick because he did not understand his mental condition known as PTSD.


Literary characteristics:The change throughout the Literary Characteristics in these time periods move from nature into machines. Moving into the 1900s, industrialization became a key trait, were as the mid-1800s consisted of less industry and more farming.

Major events: As America moved through the 1800s, the argument over slavery changed into the argument of joining World War I, Women's suffrage, and Prohibition.

Advancements:Things like the Cotton Gin, and average farmer machines became more warfare or common household appliances. Basically, inventions changed from helping those on the farm to those who work in the cities.


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