fcs lec postmidterm - Mar 6 2014 FCS292 Lecture(After...

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Mar 6 2014 FCS292 Lecture (After midterm) *pick up Quiz Zola - need to go out, walk in Paris .. more external events - la joie de vivre -Zola is constantly involved (he qualifies everything (through naturalism)) -even before you form a judgement, Zola informs you .. use of language, descriptive, psychological qualities of his novel Dangerous Liaisons - values / desires hidden *author never appears. Eroticism - Zola describes parts of body, beauty, face, hips, hair … - observing closely appearances - animal figures mentioned “she is animal like” Nana compared to an animal in heat, “golden fly” - everything one touches becomes infected .. - Strasbourg - where people were brought to city to die (because people were having multiple sexual partners due to vicious kind of life they used to have..) - mirrors (Manet’s Olympia) - first time people saw painting of nude woman (Bel Ami - narcissistic point of view — < homoeroticism (desire to touch your own body ex. Nana’s female desire to touch her own body - so much in love with herself ) ==> sexual empowerment in the novel Difference between Realism and Naturalism Realism is not more positive than naturalism! Realism - wants to be objective - present reality as it is (a good realist writer would not comment / reveal his own opinions) Naturalist writer - tends to focus on filth.. eg. revealing how the chaotic woman lives (Nana’s friend) -> comments on filth on corners, craziness of woman
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