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House of Sand and Fog ~ Andre DuBus III. Significance of Objects: ~ The Bisgrove House ~ Automobiles ~ The Fishing Camp What do they represent/symbolize? How do they factor into the “American Dream?”. Significance of Culture. What is the role of immigrants in the novel?

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house of sand and fog andre dubus iii

House of Sand and Fog~ Andre DuBus III

Significance of Objects:

~ The Bisgrove House

~ Automobiles

~ The Fishing Camp

What do they represent/symbolize?

How do they factor into the “American Dream?”

significance of culture
Significance of Culture
  • What is the role of immigrants in the novel?
      • How do immigrants fit into society?
      • How do they fit into the American Dream?
      • Is there any conflict in their perceptions?
      • Is there any difference between the origin of the immigrants…their dreams…and how they are treated?

~ Are there “class” levels of immigrants?

the american and dream and
The American and Dream…And…
  • Appearances and Realities
  • The Westward Migration
  • Home Ownership
  • The Rule of Law
  • Justice

How does each of these play out and impact The American Dream?

character roles
Character Roles

What roles to the major characters play…in relation to what you know/perceive about The American Dream?

  • Col. Behrani
  • Kathy Nicolo
  • Lester Burdon
character focus
Character Focus

Lester Col. Behrani

~ Entitled…Hypocritical?

~ Aristocratic self-worth

~ Laws aren’t always moral/ethical

~ Dreamer

~ White Knight/Rescuer

~ Tragic Everyman? How flawed?

~ Superman…badge…to serve & protect

~ Coward?

Kathy

~ A victim?

Represents:

~ The Meek

~ The Unlucky

~ The majority?

sand and fog
Sand and Fog?

Short Response Question:

Explain the significance/symbolism of the title:

House of Sand and Fog

the first fishbowl
The First Fishbowl!

How Do Appearances and Realities Affect The Story?

What is the role of immigrants in the novel?

Explain the significance/symbolism of the title:

House of Sand and Fog

Is The American Dream Achievable?