Each culture in America has a period of time that is significant to that group. The period identified may have advanced the culture in multiple ways. The African American community experienced a certain period of time that tremendously advanced their culture in America. This time period may be identified as the Harlem Renaissance. Through research the effects of the Harlem Renaissance on African Americans and others may be identified.
The Harlem Renaissance affected a specific community. It specifically affected the community of Harlem. Harlem is located in New York, New York. (Howes, 2001) It is specifically located in Manhattan. The community was primarily occupied by African Americans. (Watson, 1997) The area was occupied by blacks that were considered middle class. The area was originally created to be a white suburb. Around 1910 many African Americans began to move to Harlem. (Watson, 1997) This migration began around the intersection of 135th Street and 5th Avenue. (Watson, 1997) The initial properties were purchased by church groups and African American realtors. (Howes, 2001) The community of African Americans grew once World War I occurred. (Howes, 2001)
[...] Hansel escaped by convincing the witch that he was to skinny to eat. Gretel escaped by pushing the witch into the oven. Each were seperate actions that show each sibling as an individual. The final illustration of symbolism in the story Hansel and Gretel may be identified by the duck that they used to navigate across the water. This is illustrated in the section of the story that states "When they had walked for two hours, they came to a great piece of water. [...]
[...] Chicago: Merriam Webster Mass Market Print. Grimm, Wilhelm, Jacob Grimm, Maria Tatar , and A.S. Byatt. The Annotated Brothers Grimm (The Bicentennial Edition). W. W. Norton & Company Print. Pullman, Phillip, Wilhelm Grimm, and Jacob Grimm. Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm: A New English Version. Viking Adult Print. [...]
[...] Modern interpretation also illustrates the fears of children. These fears may include hunger, betrayal of loved ones, and abandonment. In conclusion, the story "Hansel and Gretel" offers multiple literary elements that are currently prevalent There are several instances of symbolism throughout the story. Innocence, rebirth, safe traveling, and individual development are each illustrated. There are also varying interpretations related to the story. The earlier interpretation reveals matters of importance related to the time period. The modern interpretations do the same. Works Cited The Merriam-Webster Dictionary. New ed. [...]
[...] White represents innocence in many instances. This may be illustrated by women wearing white when they get married. They wear this color as a sign of innocence and purity. This is also true in the story of Hansel and Gretel. It may be identified by reviewing the white animals in the story. The cat in the story was white, and there was also a white duck in the story. The cat was identified at the beginning of the story and once they returned home as well. [...]
[...] The first interpretation is the earlier interpretation. In this interpretation abandonment is identified. This may is revealed when the children hear their stepmother say "Early to-morrow morning we will take the children out into the forest to where it is the thickest, there we will light a fire for them, and give each of them one piece of bread more, and then we will go to our work and leave them alone. They will not find the way home again, and we shall be rid of them." (Pullman, Grimm, and Grimm ) Child abandonment was more common during the period in which the story was written. [...]
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