- Gymnasium 11. Klasse
- Englisch GK
Kathrine Anne Porter: The Witness - Analyse und interpretation
Analyse und Interpretation der Novelle "The Witness" von Kathrine Anne Porter.
The title refers to Uncle Jimbilly’s situation: He witnessed slavery at close hand. It also tells us that he wasn’t tortured himself; he was a witness, not a victim. But standing by the sideline passively watching his friends be humiliated, tortured, and killed, just doing nothing must have been really hard on him. On page two line 52-56 where he describes what the white men did to the slaves in the rice swamps he says: “…you could hear’em howlin’ an prayin all over the swamp.”. Those acts have obviously made a big impression on Uncle Jimbilly. I imagine how he must have been listening to the screams with horror painted on his face, trying to cover his ears... Kaufen Sie jetzt Zugang, um mehr zu lesen