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    Fried Green Tomatoes at The Whistle Stop Cafe. By: Lexi Today My first impression of Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café was that it was a love story. This was because the movie, which was more popular than the book, was advertised as a “chick flick”. But, I was wrong. The book talks about many issues that people face of the 1920’s and 1930’s, and makes me and probably everyone think about what people have struggled through. The book addresses the issue of racism before the time of Martin

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    they just had a big Klan meeting over there the other night. As soon as you set one foot in that gate, they’d shoot your head off in a minute” (Flagg 145). This is a prime example of one of many horrid quotes from the distinguished novel, Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe. This novel was written by Fannie Flagg during the 1980’s. It was a time that bigot minded voters sought for change and a backlash on the American Civil Rights era. Fannie Flagg was known as a witty humored, powerful

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    racism, feminism, and surprising lesbianism. Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café by Fannie Flagg, published in 1987, is about the different events happening and people living in Whistle Stop and Birmingham, Alabama. Fannie Flagg uses many powerful characters to enforce several themes. Idgie, Ruth, Evelyn, Mrs. Threadgoode, Big George, Artis, and Jasper are a few of the main characters that help Flagg show the themes though out Fried Green Tomatoes . Fannie Flagg was born in Birmingham

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    I chose to read Fried Green Tomatoes at The Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flag. The book is set in Alabama; it is mostly set in the early 1900s to the late 1980s. While in the early 1920s, this was the time of the Great Depression, a time where poverty and racism were well known. The story is told in both present, from the 1920’s - 1940’s, when the events were occurring, and past tense, when Ninny Threadgoode retold the events to Evelyn Couch, in the 1980’s. Fried Green Tomatoes at The Whistle Stop

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    in the world, and spend their lives searching for that person. Love is not difficult to find though. It exists in many forms, including love between family members, friends, different races, and even the love for oneself, both in the novel Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Frannie Flagg and in one's own life.The first and most basic form of love is found in the family. From

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    Character Sketch - Idgie Threadgoode The Key to understanding Idgie Threadgoode is that she is an individual who wants to be different from the rest of the world. First off, Idgie Threadgoode is a Tomboy. She was born to be Buddy 's (Her older Brother 's) pet, and from then on she never took on to be the girlie type. Idgie always knew she wasn 't like the rest of the girls, and she didn 't want to be either. Idgie almost spoiled her older sister 's wedding when she wouldn 't put on a dress. Finally

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    There were many examples of how the characters in the movie "Fried Green Tomatoes" manifested power in and through their lives. One example of this is with the character Big George. He was a black man who lived in the town. He also did the barbeque at the Whistle Stop Cafe. A big example of how he manifested power was through his dealings with racism. This movie took place in the 1930's, a time period where the black race was greatly looked down upon and thought to be lesser than white people. This

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    conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.” This famous line, by Abraham Lincoln, highlights the fact that everyone is of equal value. On the other end of the spectrum is the idea of discrimination. Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café was written by Fannie Flagg, a well-known American author. This novel takes place in the Deep South and switches back and forth between the 1980s and the early 20th century, when discrimination was rampant. Discrimination

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    How Southern Gothic Lit. in Fried Green Tomatoes helps you find your inner Tawanda Southern gothic lit is a writing genre from the south, which means that stories that are written under this format usually focus on grotesque themes. The writing usually focuses in characters that are in pain or that aren't okay. The setting of a story usually takes place in a gloomy environment and it relies on ironic or unusual events. For example in “ Desiree's baby” the writer makes it seem like the girl

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    In the film Fried Green Tomatoes (1991) the viewers are thrust into the world of Evelyn Couch, a middle class southern female suffering from what Carole Counihan would diagnose as obesity- an obsession with fat - manifested by distorting one’s body with the intent to violet culture standards in order to escape from an unhappy life. Through Evelyn’s meeting with Ninny Threadgood we become aware that Director Jon Avent, via his main characters roles and relationships to food, brings awareness to the

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