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    Ragtime by E.L. Doctorow

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    speed.” E.L. Doctorow’s novel Ragtime, which has been adapted into a stage production as well, stands as an example of precisely this sort of text. There is the question of the association of the cultural, historical, and fictional characteristics of Ragtime that critic Brian Roberts has called the “central metaphor” of the novel. When put together with the cohesive historical narrative within the novel, the discussion reveals the ways in which Doctorow uses Ragtime to perform a work that mirrors

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    The Ragtime And The Blues

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    Both ragtime and the blues were essential and influential in their contributions to the development of jazz. Together, they served as the primary predecessors to the later, more complicated genre. Key elements from each brand are incorporated and mixed to create jazz. Without the creative geniuses of ragtime such as Scott Jopin and James Reese Europe and Blues propagators W.C. Hady and Robert Johnson, the distinctive genre of jazz would not have emerged. Ragtime and blues are both unique in their

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    were working in industrialized spaces. In Ragtime however only a few of the characters have any interaction with these changes. Tateh, a Jewish Latvian immigrant and his daughter little girl, begin the novel in New York City but subsequently move after disowning Mameh. Evelyn Nesbit, her ex-husband, Stanford White, Younger Brother, they all spend time in New York City as well, however they are granted an upper class version

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    Ragtime American Dream

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    E.L. Doctorow’s novel Ragtime is a story involving certain characters, each trying to find his or her place in America. Doctorow focus’s on many themes throughout the novel, however, one theme that he gives to the reader from the very beginning of the novel is the American dream. Many characters throughout the novel individually take diverse journeys in order to fulfill what they might describe as “The American Dream.” Throughout Ragtime several characters venture upon momentous journeys whether

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    John Pierpont Morgan: The turn of the century in American, when E.L. Doctorow’s novel Ragtime is set, was a time marked by rapid technological developments and industrialization. These years also brought a heavy flood of immigrants as well as an increasingly urban American landscape. Technological advancements enabled increased efficiency and mass production. However, Doctorow clearly brings into question the consequences of this new technology for the average American worker. J.P. Morgan's discussion

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    Ragtime is a musical genre in African-American communities that was popular between 1895 and 1918. But ragtime became more popular with the revival in the 1970’s with Joshua Rifkin’s album Scott Joplin: Piano Rags, and the motion picture The Sting, along with the first complete performance of Scott Joplin’s opera Treemonisha. The music in Treemonisha and Scott Joplin’s piano rags are considered to both be in the genre of ragtime, but they both not alike and have many different components to them

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    Before reading Ragtime, I knew almost nothing about society and the attitude of the people of the early 20th century. Each of the characters in the novel informed me of different ideas and issues that arose during this time period. These include Tateh, the socialist; Emma Goldman, the anarchist; Coalhouse Walker, the man who demanded justice; and Mother. The inclusion of each of these characters significantly helped me picture the 1900’s. Tateh and Emma Goldman both provided insight into the politics

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    In the novel, Ragtime author, El Doctorow, depicts America during the Gilded Age. Jacob Riis, one of the characters in the book, is a journalist who exposed the condition that immigrants lived in during the 19th century. Jacob Riis photographed the tenements that immigrants settled in and how they were all clustered into one small apartment. During this era, Robber Barons such J.P Morgan controlled the financial industry and resources in the United States. Despite that El Doctorow creates an appearance

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    The turn of the century in America introduced new inventions, new lifestyles, and new cultures. This time was called the “progressive era”. The cities were bustling and new amazements came every day. The storyline and the characters in the novel, Ragtime, represent the changes of this time period. From Emma Goldman, to mother, to Evelyn Nesbit, all people and their lives evolved in this period. Emma Goldman, an anarchist, fought for freedom in all aspects of life. Mother became the head of the family

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    Ragtime

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    early 1900s. The name of this historical novel, written by E.L. Doctorow, is called "Ragtime." This novel addresses the lifestyle, changes, and conflicts between 1900 to 1917. It's tells a series of story, rather than from just one point of view. A novel like "Ragtime", provides us a better understanding of history. This work of fiction highlights the important events and gives an in-depth view on society.

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