Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Faulkner: Hemingway -- To Have and Have Not, Part II (Lecture 11 of 25) Yale | Fall 2011

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Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Faulkner (AMST 246)

Professor Wai Chee Dimock concludes her discussion of To Have and Have Not by showing how, in the context of the Cuban Revolutions and the Great Depression, characters devolve into those who "Have" and those who "Have Not." While protagonist Harry Morgan may look like a political and economic "Have Not" -- he neither supports the revolution nor possesses enough money to extract himself from its seedier operations -- his ability to bring happiness to his wife Marie makes him a social "Have" in a more profound sense. Dimock casts Harry as a "mediated Have," someone who, through the eyes of others, might be said to be in possession of something vital, denied to others with material and political satisfactions.

Warning: This lecture contains graphic content and/or adult language that some viewers may find disturbing

00:00 - Chapter 1. The Film Version of To Have and Have Not
03:05 - Chapter 2. Criticism of To Have and Have Not
09:18 - Chapter 3. Macro History of Cuba in 1930
15:23 - Chapter 4. Harry as a Political "Have Not"
19:05 - Chapter 5. The Great Depression in To Have and Have Not
22:57 - Chapter 6. Harry as an Economic "Have Not"
24:24 - Chapter 7. Harry's Loss of Choice as a "Have Not"
26:52 - Chapter 8. Harry as an Ironic "Have"
32:12 - Chapter 9. Harry as a Mediated "Have" Through the Eyes of Marie
36:57 - Chapter 10. Harry as a Mediated "Have" Through the Eyes of Richard Gordon
44:48 - Chapter 11. Hemingway and Joyce's Female Soliloquies

Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website: http://oyc.yale.edu

This course was recorded in Fall 2011.

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