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Ryan Wisneski September 8, 2010 LIT 2020 Daily Analytical Reflection In the opening chapters, entitled The Instruction Manual, of Cronopios and Famas by Julio Cortazar, everyday activities are shown in a new light with great importance placed on the smallest of things. The second paragraph really captures this thought saying, “Go ahead, deny up and down that the delicate act of turning the doorknob, that act which may transform everything, is done with the indifferent vigor of daily relax”. This sentence, sets the tone for this
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Unformatted text preview: first book, as the complexity and importance of simple daily actions are revealed. In Instructions on how to climb a staircase, Cortazar goes into great detail on how to raise, what he refers to in an abbreviation as “the foot”, while not lifing the foot, something different altogether, at the same time. I believe Cortazar uses this language to entertain, giving the reader a playfull, but more serious, way to look at everyday actions that do not even warrant ones conscious mind....
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