Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe Analysis

Historical Context

The Great Depression
Flagg's novel refers to several historical eras, but primarily to the period after the café's...

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Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe Literary Style

Episodes
An episode is usually a brief segment of action within a larger work, that can be separated from that larger...

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Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe Literary Techniques

Using transitions between past and present, Flagg presents her story in brief chapters comprising glimpses of action as remembered by Ninny...

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Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe Ideas for Group Discussions

Set in the South, both during and after segregation, Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe explores the role of friendships...

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Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe Social Concerns

Fannie Flagg interweaves history and storytelling to create a fictional portrait of an imaginary rural community near her hometown of...

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Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe Compare and Contrast

1930s: Blacks are treated as second-class citizens. In the South, a legal regime of "separate but equal" enforces this...

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Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe Topics for Further Study

Flagg was a spokesperson for the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). What is the status of the ERA today? What happened?

Does Flagg...

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Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe Literary Precedents

Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe belongs to the southern gothic genre. Elements of romance, mystery, humor, and horror...

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Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe Related Titles

Prior to the publication of Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe, Flagg wrote Coming Attractions (1981) which was...

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Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe Adaptations

Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe has been adapted as two audio cassette editions. In 1992, Fannie Flagg was the reader of...

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Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe Media Adaptations

Released by Universal Studios in 1991, Fried Green Tomatoes stars Jessica Tandy and Kathy Bates. The scriptwriters were Fannie Flagg...

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Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe What Do I Read Next?

Flagg's latest novel, Welcome to the World Baby Girl! (1998), is a long way from Whistle Stop. The novel tells the story of...

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Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe Bibliography and Further Reading

Sources
Carolyn Banks, "Down-Home News & Blues," in The Washington Post, October 5, 1987, p. B10.

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Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe Bibliography (Society and Self, Critical Representations in Literature)

Suggested Readings

Steinberg, Sybil. Review of Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe, by Fannie Flagg. Publishers Weekly 232 (August 28, 1987): 64.

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