Unit Two: Character | Fundamentals of Literature

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American Gothic

from Treasure Island


  • Greek gods—Introduction to Greek gods and heroes
  • Ancient Rome—Source for information on numerous topics of ancient Rome (Culture link will provide information on Roman mythology.)

"Old Man"

  • Ricardo Sánchez—Informative website with biography and other interesting links

"The Revolt of Mother"

  • American Academy of Arts and Letters—Information about the American Academy of Arts and Letters that awarded Freeman the William Dean Howells Medal (National Institute of Arts and Letters [1898] was parent organization for American Academy of Arts and Letters [1904]. The two merged in 1974.)
  • W.D. Howells—Biography of the man for whom the medal was named

"Neighbour Rosicky"

  • Ellis Island—The Ellis Island webpage contains additional information for tracing family history.
  • Willa Cather—Information about her life and writings (Note that she was presented the Prix Femina Américain Award for her presentation of French culture in America.)

from Don Quixote

"My Last Duchess"

  • Ferrara—Information on the region considered to be the duchy that was ruled by the duke of the poem

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