ENG 2131.docx - ENG 2131 Fantasy Literature Tuesday October 9 Got back the textual observation likening Beowulf and manga Should really not do work

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ENG 2131- Fantasy Literature 09/05/2018 ° ° ° Tuesday October 9 Got back the textual observation likening Beowulf and manga. Should really not do work while drunk, and at least edit the page. ° 3.37/5 ° ° ° Should read a documentary of the hobbit/tolkein ° The Hobbit A child’s story that can compare the modernist and historical views of heroism. ° - His book eventhough the hypothesize that he wasn’t affected by the war, he was, at least the prof has. ° - Not him talking about the war, but his own personal fallout ° ° Aspirational societies ° ° - None of the characters are perfectly virtuous ° - Though the cast have the aspirations of being virtuous, to be ethical, kind, courageous, loyal and true ° - We create engines of power, that come to won the creators, instead of the other way around. ° - The one ring that will rule them all. ° ° -Published an important speech ° -- “On Fairy Stories”
° ° Modernism is literature, focused on Anti-heros, no aspirations other then the simple indulgences, eating, sleeping, fucking. ° - ° His love song/Poem ° - Women are scary, “I heard the mermaids singing, they do not sing for me” ° - Believe in something other than the normal, that there is something other than the mundane ° - Hero’s, orc’s, something beyond the pale. ° - Lots of anguish writing that would illustrate the reality of a normal boy trying to become a knight, where tolkein was currently a prof ° - Tolkein flipped it by creating a story where it came true ° ° A perilous realm. ° - not escapism, as a modernist writing would write ° - Added realism to a dangerous place ° - The realm of fairies, brought back from the medieval days, as dangerous as they would be in a real sort of way. ° ° Tolkien talks about 3 things that fantasy stories should do: ° ° - Recovery ° - Fairy tales should ° “look at the green again, and be startled by it, by simple colours, by a minotaur, to capture a child like wonder” °
° - Escape ° -- “I do not accept the scorn or pity associated with fantasy writing” ° --- Why should a man be scorned if he desires to think freely, if prisoned. ° In the hobbit, he makes sure to illustrate real fear ° ° ° - Consolation ° -- Evangeline, that everything is right at the end ° --- A joyous term , where everything is perfect, at least for a moment ° ° ° A middles class, hero, nothing special regarding the hobbit ° -no on outstanding, your everyday middle aged/class and life ° ° -K Alfred Prufrock-- ° -- similar style ° -- That the mystery is right over the hill ° ° Tolkien ° - creates an other world ° - a modern economy, justice, pubs, fastivals, cities.
° ° Hob- a western world ° - Brownie ° - Little creatures that are associated to dwarves and elves, not as malicious as the others, but playful and innocent.

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