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 American Literature

Final Project Example: Injustice

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For the poster I would work with the concept of the injustices that occur in these works. I would start with black paper. I would put an American flag in the center with bars running vertically to symbolize prison bars. Five of the bars would continue out past the flag and connect to pictures of different unjust scenes from the works.

  • The first scene in Fredrick Douglas is being beat by a white man in a fancy suit. In the back ground the other slaves look at the beating but clearly aren’t going to do anything about it.
  • The second scene shows Ruth Hall and her daughters in raged cloths sitting around a table that is bare with the exception of one piece of bread that is small and looks like some mold growing on it.
  • The third shows to identical babies in cradles with Roxie standing over them with a smile on her face.
  • The fourth shows Lutie running through the street with blood on her and Junto can be seen in the back ground laughing at the sight of her.
  • The final scene shows Miles dead in the mud with Beverly and Anna Thea Workman kneeling at his body crying. The Bones Woman would be standing in the background with the .22 rifle in her hands.

These scenes show that life is not fair. The works we read showed this point and I would hope that this poster would comunicate that idea as well.