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Crooked letter, Crooked letter Basic Facts 2 3 5 6 7 8 Tom Franklin - 2019 Chabot Mississippi; 1970s and present Novel - literary thriller, crime/literary fiction, Southern literature Whodunit Crime story with following main topics: family and friendship, belonging, identity, race, betrayal, general aspects of a crime novel: victim, suspects, murderer, investigator, suspense, foreshadowing Narrative perspective - third person narrator (alternating between Larry and Silas; creation of suspense) O Unchronological (present-past-mixture) 9 O O O O • American South O O O Crooked letter Chapter Main events 1 O Title refers to how children in the South learn to spell Mississippi O Symbolizes Mississippi -> implies certain attitudes often found in South Storyline is crooked - not chronological, flashbacks, troth revealed gradually Atmosphere in Chabot is crooked - everyone sure about Larry's guilt but look at it wrong way Larry + Silas friendship and Silas + Cindy's relation is unusual O Letter "s" looks like snake -> symbol in the book • Chapter overview - Flashbacks = kursiv O Discrimination makes it hard for black people to integrate in society Poor people live isolated Wide gap between rich and poor O O Somebody wearing Larry's Zombie mask shoots him in his house + leaves him on floor to die Silas finds M&M's body; sends ambulance to Larry's house Silas and Larry first meet, Larry insults a black girl at school; Larry shows Silas how to shoot Silas + French investigate at Larry's house, Silas discovers message of...

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Larry on his answering machine Larry and Silas spy on Cindy, Silas defends Cindy against Cecil, Carl forces both to fight about the rifle Silas finds a photo of his mother in Larry's house, remembers his journey from Chicago to Mississippi Larry's date with Cindy, he drives her to her boyfriend's place and is never seen again Conversation between Silas + Angie, Silas visits Mrs. Ott for the first time, Silas encounter Wallace driving a four-wheeler, discovers grave in old hunting cabin Wallace start visiting Larry, Larry remembers Wallace, Wallace tries to make Larry admit to killing Cindy 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Confirmation that Tina Rutherford's body was found in the cabin, Larry is the only suspect, Silas guards his hospital room at night + tells Larry not to confess, Silas finds out that Mrs. Ott is neglected in nursing home, Silas tells Angie about his relationship with Cindy, realization that Cecil must be the murderer Larry regains consciousness, French interviews him + tries to get a confession Silas rushed to the hospital, Larry is glad to see him until Silas admit what happened in the night of Cindy's disappearance, Silas gets drunk and meets Irina again - she tells him about Wallace almost raping her roommate Larry still in hospital, he remembers that Wallace almost confessed something to him before shooting him, he realizes the truth as asks for French Silas visits Wallace, Wallace sets his dog on him and shoots him Larry hears about the shooting, he tells French about Wallace, Silas in same room after his surgery Silas reveals that they are half-brothers, Larry wants to be moved in other room Silas has lots of visitors, confirmation that Wallace killed Rutherford girl, Silas is discharged from the hospital Larry doesn't want to speak to Silas, Silas and Angie clean up Larry's house Larry is discharged from hospital + walks home, Silas finds him + drives him home, Larry offers to repair Silas' jeep • Protagonists + sense of belonging o Larry Ott 41 years old, Introvert, smart, flees into his work White, lean face, brown hair, olive skin, long lashes - soft, feminine Lives in rural Mississippi in parent's house without any neighbour Mother lives in nursing home, father died in a car accident Works as a mechanic in own shop, never/barely any customers He is an outcast (likes to be for himself, chickens are his only "friends", Is called "Scarry Larry", bad reputation - he as suspect) Challenges and how he copes with them Rejected and bullied by peers in his childhood Difficult father-son-relationship Social outcast, isolation Secret interracial friendship with Silas → Books ➜ Daily routines ➜ Ambiguous relation with Wallace Trying to belong Critical reflection of himself/his past -> development Regaining sense of belonging (Wallace) Bonding with Silas O ■ ■ ■ ■ Ambiguity of social identity ● ● Silas Jones ● ● 49 year old, is dating Angie, black + athletic Lived in Chicago, then in an old cabin owned by Larry's father without water, electricity and gas Mother died eight years ago, was raised by a single mom, had a aggressive stepfather Works as a police officer Challenges and how he copes with them ● Unknown father ● Attempt at reconciliation and a new start ● Racial issues Poverty Unable to maintain an real, deep emotional relationship ● Black against white = two district groups Doesn't belong to the "white group" because different interests (e.g. books and not girls) He tries to belong but doesn't know how, wants to get attention (e.g. snakes) but just confirms his "weird" reputation One time thought he is accepted (Zombie mask) = illusion Gets shunned by everyone because he is number one suspect in case of two missing girls As adult it seems he will always be "Scarry Larry" and he questions if he will ever loose reputation as an outsider ● Trying to belong ● ● Secret interracial friendship with Silas Competing for fatherly love - fight about rifle Has a accepted job As a policeman: rights the wrong (doesn't in his private life, lies in term of Cindy) Baseball Integration in society - girlfriend Ambiguity of personal identity Realisation of guilt Acceptance of responsibilities Realisation of values of bonding, opens up to girlfriend Attempts at reconciliation and a new start His identity seems clear Finds it easier to integrate in school, gets popular Silas was the cool kid but builds a connection with the misfit Grew up not knowing his father and seems to accept that • Family Larry Carl Ott: Ina Ott ● • Friendship ● Authoritative father Pressure - high expectations Distanced behaviour, rejects his son (doesn't like how he is) Lack of support and trust Alcoholic, biased, racist ➜no sense of belonging, lack of confidence, negative influence I Discovering who his father makes him questioning his identity Due to family relation he makes amends to rekindle their tries to defend him against dad prays for him (biggest wish - friend for Larry) ■ friendship feels guilty At the end he takes responsibility for himself + faults-too late? O between Larry and Silas ● Silas Carl Ott - also Silas father -> Larry and influence on their Silas half-brothers relationship Impact of fight on Larry Alice Jones: black single mom cares for Silas, wants to offer him good life works several jobs to afford modest standard of living bottom of social ladder Larry enjoys books, Silas more outgoing/active Friendship must stay secret – disapproval of family Both suffer from some sort of exclusion - skin colour, character + weirdness Larry invests more in friendship - Silas his only friend + first real friend Larry introduces Silas to his horror stories - same interest Cindy stand between both but Half-brothers so still a connection Silas doesn't appreciate ger hard work until he's adult ➜ Unbalanced, fragile friendship ➜ Larry trusts Silas + relies on him ➜ Silas seems embarrassed because of friendship ➜ Able to rekindle friendship bc of connection Larry looses fight + destroys friendship Ultimate denial by his father, does not meet his expectations Fight adds another struggle to his life -> sense of belonging to family decreases more and more O O O • Betrayal O O O O Between Larry and Wallace ■ ■ O ● Between Silas and Cindy Painfully realizes attempt to maintain friendship fails - world collapses, stuttering reappears He ignores his values - loss of control of principles Consequences much severe and amount of regret higher than after "monkey lips" incident ■ Both outcasts from society, Larry is glad to have a friend but sceptical - in the end wrong to trust him - nearly costs his life Larry cares for Wallace - offers him a job Larry calls Silas „nigger“ (rifle fight) -instant regret - destroys friendship Silas didn't open up about Cindy's disappearance - lets Larry take blame - Larry ostracized from society Cindy uses Larry to meet her boyfriend because she knows his good will Carl Ott cheated on his wife - shame on her bc lets Silas + mom live in cabin Silas breaks up with Cindy to save his baseball career - Cindy hoped on his help regarding her family, he lets her run away - if he told the truth maybe murderer would have been found ■ Wallace search a soulmate – murderer - confession - looks up to him When Wallace doesn't get what he wants - aggressive + violet Wallace betrays Larry's friendship, Wallace only wants his confession, he kills Tina to be Larry's hero, he destroys Larry by shooting him • Important events O Silas journey ■ Chicago: mom+stepdad in black neighbourhood, modest standard of living, no sense of belonging Going down south: discrimination, sexism, loss of trust, disconnection with mother, at the bottom of social ladder, turning point Chabot: racial violence, secret friendship, loss of belonging, teenager (successful athlete, popular) lives cabin, adult (decent job, resprected) O Larry's date with Cindy ■ First attached bc he defends her, she watches him playing sports Must keep relation a secret - they are in love - Silas as Ciny's ticket out of Chabot, but Silas sceptical about future bc of different races He would need to sacrifice too much • Crucial events Larry: excited, overwhelmed, nervous, proud to be the chosen one Family: dad is supportive but jokes, mom is happy and hopeful Peers: impressed, shocked, make fun of him, but one part of group Relation Cindy and Larry Impact on Larry: livelong suspect of a murder, bad reputation - outcast, is ostracized, drops out of school

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Crooked letter, Crooked letter Basic Facts 2 3 5 6 7 8 Tom Franklin - 2019 Chabot Mississippi; 1970s and present Novel - literary thriller, crime/literary fiction, Southern literature Whodunit Crime story with following main topics: family and friendship, belonging, identity, race, betrayal, general aspects of a crime novel: victim, suspects, murderer, investigator, suspense, foreshadowing Narrative perspective - third person narrator (alternating between Larry and Silas; creation of suspense) O Unchronological (present-past-mixture) 9 O O O O • American South O O O Crooked letter Chapter Main events 1 O Title refers to how children in the South learn to spell Mississippi O Symbolizes Mississippi -> implies certain attitudes often found in South Storyline is crooked - not chronological, flashbacks, troth revealed gradually Atmosphere in Chabot is crooked - everyone sure about Larry's guilt but look at it wrong way Larry + Silas friendship and Silas + Cindy's relation is unusual O Letter "s" looks like snake -> symbol in the book • Chapter overview - Flashbacks = kursiv O Discrimination makes it hard for black people to integrate in society Poor people live isolated Wide gap between rich and poor O O Somebody wearing Larry's Zombie mask shoots him in his house + leaves him on floor to die Silas finds M&M's body; sends ambulance to Larry's house Silas and Larry first meet, Larry insults a black girl at school; Larry shows Silas how to shoot Silas + French investigate at Larry's house, Silas discovers message of...

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Larry on his answering machine Larry and Silas spy on Cindy, Silas defends Cindy against Cecil, Carl forces both to fight about the rifle Silas finds a photo of his mother in Larry's house, remembers his journey from Chicago to Mississippi Larry's date with Cindy, he drives her to her boyfriend's place and is never seen again Conversation between Silas + Angie, Silas visits Mrs. Ott for the first time, Silas encounter Wallace driving a four-wheeler, discovers grave in old hunting cabin Wallace start visiting Larry, Larry remembers Wallace, Wallace tries to make Larry admit to killing Cindy 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Confirmation that Tina Rutherford's body was found in the cabin, Larry is the only suspect, Silas guards his hospital room at night + tells Larry not to confess, Silas finds out that Mrs. Ott is neglected in nursing home, Silas tells Angie about his relationship with Cindy, realization that Cecil must be the murderer Larry regains consciousness, French interviews him + tries to get a confession Silas rushed to the hospital, Larry is glad to see him until Silas admit what happened in the night of Cindy's disappearance, Silas gets drunk and meets Irina again - she tells him about Wallace almost raping her roommate Larry still in hospital, he remembers that Wallace almost confessed something to him before shooting him, he realizes the truth as asks for French Silas visits Wallace, Wallace sets his dog on him and shoots him Larry hears about the shooting, he tells French about Wallace, Silas in same room after his surgery Silas reveals that they are half-brothers, Larry wants to be moved in other room Silas has lots of visitors, confirmation that Wallace killed Rutherford girl, Silas is discharged from the hospital Larry doesn't want to speak to Silas, Silas and Angie clean up Larry's house Larry is discharged from hospital + walks home, Silas finds him + drives him home, Larry offers to repair Silas' jeep • Protagonists + sense of belonging o Larry Ott 41 years old, Introvert, smart, flees into his work White, lean face, brown hair, olive skin, long lashes - soft, feminine Lives in rural Mississippi in parent's house without any neighbour Mother lives in nursing home, father died in a car accident Works as a mechanic in own shop, never/barely any customers He is an outcast (likes to be for himself, chickens are his only "friends", Is called "Scarry Larry", bad reputation - he as suspect) Challenges and how he copes with them Rejected and bullied by peers in his childhood Difficult father-son-relationship Social outcast, isolation Secret interracial friendship with Silas → Books ➜ Daily routines ➜ Ambiguous relation with Wallace Trying to belong Critical reflection of himself/his past -> development Regaining sense of belonging (Wallace) Bonding with Silas O ■ ■ ■ ■ Ambiguity of social identity ● ● Silas Jones ● ● 49 year old, is dating Angie, black + athletic Lived in Chicago, then in an old cabin owned by Larry's father without water, electricity and gas Mother died eight years ago, was raised by a single mom, had a aggressive stepfather Works as a police officer Challenges and how he copes with them ● Unknown father ● Attempt at reconciliation and a new start ● Racial issues Poverty Unable to maintain an real, deep emotional relationship ● Black against white = two district groups Doesn't belong to the "white group" because different interests (e.g. books and not girls) He tries to belong but doesn't know how, wants to get attention (e.g. snakes) but just confirms his "weird" reputation One time thought he is accepted (Zombie mask) = illusion Gets shunned by everyone because he is number one suspect in case of two missing girls As adult it seems he will always be "Scarry Larry" and he questions if he will ever loose reputation as an outsider ● Trying to belong ● ● Secret interracial friendship with Silas Competing for fatherly love - fight about rifle Has a accepted job As a policeman: rights the wrong (doesn't in his private life, lies in term of Cindy) Baseball Integration in society - girlfriend Ambiguity of personal identity Realisation of guilt Acceptance of responsibilities Realisation of values of bonding, opens up to girlfriend Attempts at reconciliation and a new start His identity seems clear Finds it easier to integrate in school, gets popular Silas was the cool kid but builds a connection with the misfit Grew up not knowing his father and seems to accept that • Family Larry Carl Ott: Ina Ott ● • Friendship ● Authoritative father Pressure - high expectations Distanced behaviour, rejects his son (doesn't like how he is) Lack of support and trust Alcoholic, biased, racist ➜no sense of belonging, lack of confidence, negative influence I Discovering who his father makes him questioning his identity Due to family relation he makes amends to rekindle their tries to defend him against dad prays for him (biggest wish - friend for Larry) ■ friendship feels guilty At the end he takes responsibility for himself + faults-too late? O between Larry and Silas ● Silas Carl Ott - also Silas father -> Larry and influence on their Silas half-brothers relationship Impact of fight on Larry Alice Jones: black single mom cares for Silas, wants to offer him good life works several jobs to afford modest standard of living bottom of social ladder Larry enjoys books, Silas more outgoing/active Friendship must stay secret – disapproval of family Both suffer from some sort of exclusion - skin colour, character + weirdness Larry invests more in friendship - Silas his only friend + first real friend Larry introduces Silas to his horror stories - same interest Cindy stand between both but Half-brothers so still a connection Silas doesn't appreciate ger hard work until he's adult ➜ Unbalanced, fragile friendship ➜ Larry trusts Silas + relies on him ➜ Silas seems embarrassed because of friendship ➜ Able to rekindle friendship bc of connection Larry looses fight + destroys friendship Ultimate denial by his father, does not meet his expectations Fight adds another struggle to his life -> sense of belonging to family decreases more and more O O O • Betrayal O O O O Between Larry and Wallace ■ ■ O ● Between Silas and Cindy Painfully realizes attempt to maintain friendship fails - world collapses, stuttering reappears He ignores his values - loss of control of principles Consequences much severe and amount of regret higher than after "monkey lips" incident ■ Both outcasts from society, Larry is glad to have a friend but sceptical - in the end wrong to trust him - nearly costs his life Larry cares for Wallace - offers him a job Larry calls Silas „nigger“ (rifle fight) -instant regret - destroys friendship Silas didn't open up about Cindy's disappearance - lets Larry take blame - Larry ostracized from society Cindy uses Larry to meet her boyfriend because she knows his good will Carl Ott cheated on his wife - shame on her bc lets Silas + mom live in cabin Silas breaks up with Cindy to save his baseball career - Cindy hoped on his help regarding her family, he lets her run away - if he told the truth maybe murderer would have been found ■ Wallace search a soulmate – murderer - confession - looks up to him When Wallace doesn't get what he wants - aggressive + violet Wallace betrays Larry's friendship, Wallace only wants his confession, he kills Tina to be Larry's hero, he destroys Larry by shooting him • Important events O Silas journey ■ Chicago: mom+stepdad in black neighbourhood, modest standard of living, no sense of belonging Going down south: discrimination, sexism, loss of trust, disconnection with mother, at the bottom of social ladder, turning point Chabot: racial violence, secret friendship, loss of belonging, teenager (successful athlete, popular) lives cabin, adult (decent job, resprected) O Larry's date with Cindy ■ First attached bc he defends her, she watches him playing sports Must keep relation a secret - they are in love - Silas as Ciny's ticket out of Chabot, but Silas sceptical about future bc of different races He would need to sacrifice too much • Crucial events Larry: excited, overwhelmed, nervous, proud to be the chosen one Family: dad is supportive but jokes, mom is happy and hopeful Peers: impressed, shocked, make fun of him, but one part of group Relation Cindy and Larry Impact on Larry: livelong suspect of a murder, bad reputation - outcast, is ostracized, drops out of school