Modern - Contemporary Literature

Modern - Contemporary Literature - Marissa Jaross 4/6/08...

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Marissa Jaross 4/6/08 Part 1: Lightness Weight pp. 3-35 due Monday April 7, 2008 1. Do you understand eternal return? YIN / a. No I- 2. Who is speaking? Who is the narrator? ' a. An omniscient narrator (presumably the author) is speaking. V 3. What does the narrator mean by "Aura of nostalgia?" a. Things are missed when they are gone, even nasty things like guillotines or WWII. v 4. Who is Parmenides and .what is he ~iated ~th? . ..j .. ' , i "-.\) IN" a. A 6 th century philosopher assocIated With the school of oppoSItes. ~'lA l ~Vt v{' -\('\j("''Y'- P fkth ~t,;7 5. What do you think the narrator means by "I have been thinking about Tomas for many years" (6)? 0-" a. Tomas was a figure in the narrator's life. 6. How is Tereza described? What is the allusion? How does this influence the reader's perception of her? a. Tereza is described as a young woman with an uncanny connection with Tomas. She is compared . with M~ses, which gives h~ a ~y,me ~Wltenance(in the readc:r's eyes. is) i(~- c'\ (leU.L''-{ i/ il it, 7. What ISthe setting of the novel?~t 11I \ l)~' . .j-llvta d~p \ [f L( \' Y\\)( iI, ,~! \ \..,C ) '3 a. Prague. I 'v\. .-I: C' k 8. How did Tomas and Tereza mee.t? . I) L I ,,'/ ',,_, J)" (', 1,1 ("- \.,u·{/J a. Tereza was Tomas' wattress In a small Czech town. 0), /1 lllLc (,. ll.- , II \. 9.
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