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4/7 /09 1. Light treatment of serious subject shows (death) brings Jack comfort, which is of course the purpose of comedy. Light treatment of serious subject matter. 2. He took from Stern narrative strategies (interruptions) to recreate the real. Diderot masterfully represents by having his cahracters interrupted by mundane creatures, etc. 3. He also learned from Stern how artifice creates a version of reality, how we understand the world depends wholly on representation. 4. “Representation as reality” 5. Art does not imitate life, but life often resembles bad literature. When master understands where jack’s story of love is going, (pg 7) Master misunderstands his sensory description. 6. This represents a parody of bad literature (imitation w/ intent to mock) 7. ON pg 3, he begins his novel by directly addressing general reader,j not me the reader. The reader asks these questions, but author exasperates the reader. In medias res (in the middle of things) bet author and genereal reader. 8. 1 st nd 9. 82 shifts bet narrative frames 10. Pg 3 Billet: a story’s genre determines its past and outcomes and argues this pg repeatedly throughout novel. 11. Pg 4: This would be a adventure story
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12. Pg 12: The author says 13. PG 149: author notes ppl r attracted to horrible sights b/ it’ll provide them w/ a story to tell. Bottom of pg. By witnessing it they are part of it and gives them a role to play and a sense of power/importance 14. Pg 133
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This note was uploaded on 11/16/2009 for the course ART&ARC 10 taught by Professor Winter during the Spring '07 term at UCLA.

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