English 213 1.30.09

English 213 1.30.09 - IntrotoFiction1.30.09 1.

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Intro to Fiction 1.30.09 1. Conclusion from last week: story represents the metonymical way of thinking (SP). a. Identifying the chain is not enough. We have to recognize that the chain needs to be reversed.  b. Holmes applied the figure of reversal  i. Similar to the reversal of when he makes the woman’s feeling—ironic.   2. Narrative takes a certain dynamic structure and tries to put it in motion. a. So far, central tension has been between to figures (delay and illumination) b. What if the tension were not between two figures but between a SINGLE DOMINANT FIGURE.  3. DRACULA a. Starts off as journey into unknown.  i. P. 32, 36, 59: WHIRPOOL Transylvania is like a vortex, a mixing of nationalities and people.  ii. In the film: the good guys and the bad guys are connected through the same imagery.  iii. Can the same imagery or figure be recruited to mean the same thing? b.
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This note was uploaded on 11/29/2009 for the course ENGLISH 213-0 taught by Professor Law during the Winter '09 term at Northwestern.

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English 213 1.30.09 - IntrotoFiction1.30.09 1.

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