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Unformatted text preview: Ryan Wisneski LIT 2020 Exam 1 Essay #3 Sites of tension in Cosmiscomics In Italo Calvinos, Cosmicomic, we see multiple sites of tension at work with the main character, Qfwfq. In the novel, Calvino uses tension within relationships, as well as within the diction and syntax in the story. By using these linguistic tools , Calvino is able to construct tension and set the novel in a purely experimental motion. One such site of tension in Cosmicomic is the constant paradox between the comparison of relationships and settings. In the chapters that have the least concrete type of form, taking place where the setting displays utter chaos, we see the most constructed relationships. Coincidently, in a chapter where the only conversation that takes place is light years apart, we see the most solid form of a relationship between characters that have never met and may not even live in the same galaxy. The storys character feels an extreme sense of accomplishment or shame based on the judgment of strangers, as Calvino expresses here, until I had the proof of a...
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