English 213 1.14.09

English 213 1.14.09 - I ntro to Fiction 01.14.08 1. Does...

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Intro to Fiction 01.14.08 1. Does Frankenstein want to kill his mom? a. This is not a psychologically realistic novel (but there are such things). i. P. 92 Story of Justine: “story that will perhaps amuse you”. 2. Go beyond questions of individual character, and see what narrative does. a. The narrative as a whole is a kind of machine, structure made to produce certain attitudes. b. It dramatizes certain relationships. c. You may see cause in one character and effect in another. 3. Narrative has three types of structures: a. Delay i. P. 50 Walton talks about desire in life as being delayed. ii. P. 54 first mate in love with woman and finds out she is forced to marry him. Obstacle but as soon as he finds out he instantly! drops the pursuit (sudden illumination). iii. All of these delays culminate at the lightning strike (it is literally an illumination in his life) iv. Writing is a poor medium. 1. Writing is intrinsically delayed (Walton’s letters wont get to his sister for a while). 2. The novel is about the impulse to transcend a form of representation. v.
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English 213 1.14.09 - I ntro to Fiction 01.14.08 1. Does...

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