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Fiction notes 19:16 When reading Veronica think about : Metaphor Flashbacks SCENE (Summarized scene, longer scenes) Voice Imagery Keep in mind the difference between story (series of events) and plot (how and the why and the what…all the complications) Story form, plot, structure 3D: Drama + Desire = DANGER Narrative driven by pattern of connection and disconnection Most Common Conflicts : Man vs. Man Man vs. Nature Man vs. God Man vs. Himself Man vs. Society Happy Endings (Margaret Atwood) Scenario A: No plot, nothing happens Doesn’t seem real, it’s like a fairy tale Scenario B: real, gives hardship, something to look at, dynamics of humiliation, and pain
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- John is always different in every single one of the scenarios Everything That Rises Must Converge (Flannery O’Connor) Conflict with his mother and himself Class element within the story he thinks he is so above it all but he does long for the “good old days” Obvious disconnection: Julian and his mother
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Unformatted text preview: Connection: still family no matter how different their ideas may be at times Escape to his grandfathers house (height of his familys wealth/prominence) Racist: comedicjust wants to upset his mother, to get back at her Pg. 288 : Julians point of view, not the progressive guy the reader thought he was Class connection Race connection Mother is complicated: shes not exactly a stereotype black kids are cuter than white kids condescending? Questionable. Makes her less of a flat character Crisis: when she gets punched, gives the penny to the boy, woman striking out at Julians mom The last 2 paragraphs: Julian has completely changed Veronica (Mary Gaitskill) Internal/external conflicts Connection vs. disconnection Self judgment/reflection Beauty: what does it mean to have beauty References to fairy tales Animal references/imagery Compare a human to an animal 19:16 19:16...
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