BlackJack Essay & Project Ideas

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1. One reason for the vividness of Garfield's writing is his use of figurative language; for example, seafaring metaphors are found throughout the novel.

Find as many examples of figurative language as you can and describe their function and effectiveness within the story.

2. The narrator describes Dr.

Carmody's traveling band as a "painted Argosy." In the myth Jason and the Golden Fleece, the Argo was the ship on which Jason sailed in his quest for the Golden Fleece. Later, the term "argosy" was used for any large merchant ship.

Find out more about Jason, and discuss how Jason's adventures relate to those of Tolly.

3. Garfield often gives his characters names that tell something about them.

For example, Hatch is always hatching up a new plan to advance himself. How do some of the other names in Black Jack symbolize or help...

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