Grocery List 1:
Church clothes, a new purse
Grocery List 2:
Car repairs, a new lung, new songbooks, gas for the car, hospital bills
Grocery List 3:
Mortgage on the bar, a piano, drinks for the customer, more church clothes
The genre titled "Jim Williams' Societal Redemption" was done in the form of a letter to his mother. I used the letter because I felt it was the only way to truly describe Williams' fall to criminality and then rise to gentlemanly stature; with a letter, I was able to give all of the details, but not drown the viewer in a pointless diagram. This relates to the overall theme because Jim's cumulative story in the book is one of redemption, and I addressed that in the genre. I described his fall from the position of wealth and power in Savannah to being a criminal and the lowest of the low. I then talked about him rising up and once again becoming a prominent businessman after his final case.
"Redeeming the History of Savannah" uses a timeline to show the rise, fall and then rise again of Savannah's society. Using a timeline best shows redemption because it shows the changes of the city chronologically. By showing how beautiful Savannah was ravaged by the Civil War, the downfall is accurately represented. When I show the chronological order of blacks rebuilding the city and then the historic preservation society being created, I'm able to show how Savannah was rebuilt to it's former glory, and then it went even further as it reached it's renaissance. This shows its redemption as a city.
"A Witch Doctor's Business Redeemed" tells the tale of how Minerva's business became popular once again. It's commonly known that her boss Dr. Buzzard was one of the best rootworkers, which meant he had a lot of business. When he died, the business of both of them died with it, until Jim hired Minerva out and provided her with a constant source of income. I did this in the form of an application to the Witch Doctors of America to describe how she went from being destitute to having a full-fledged witch doctor business, enough to gain admittance to a national club, which is a story of redemption.
"Redemption of African-American Society in the Eyes of Whites" is in the form of an invitation of the debutante ball. The debutante ball is one of the highlights of African culture in Savannah and it proves to white society that the African-Americans are socially competent and deserve a place in society. Even though they were responsible for the original reconstruction of Savannah, they were still not treated equally. But by creating this ball, they show white society that they are just as capable of being classy as they are, redeeming their originally low reputation among wealthy whites.
I chose three grocery lists for "Redeeming the Lady of Six Thousand Songs". I did this because it shows the ups and downs in her life. In the first grocery list, I put church clothes, which I also put in the third, showing faith as a constant in her life. I also showed her original position of living a happy life with little to worry about by making the list rather short. The second grocery list shows all the demands that came with caring for her son after he shot himself, marking a low point in her life. The third grocery list shows that she found her calling to play music full time and open her piano bar, and again, the church clothes as a marker of her faith, which she says was strengthened after her son was injured.
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