The Lake Was Full of Artificial Things lecture outline

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“The Lake Was Full of Artificial Things” lecture outline 1. These authors’ cybernetic memory devices are a symbol for the malleability of human memory. 2. Miranda also has a gift for “lucid dreaming” (when you are conscious of dreaming and can even direct the contents of the dream). 3. Miranda desperately wants to come to terms with her past. 4. The significance of the Wallace Stevens title: the confusion between reality and illusion. 5. Daniel comes back without the aid of the machine, and he seems more and more “real.” 6. Fowler undermines the distinction between “real” characters and illusions in her opening sentences. 7. Daniel seems vibrantly alive in the first encounter—although he has aged--and Miranda is now young again. Why does Miranda see her renewed youth as a burden more than as a blessing? What can she do to change the past? 8. The symbolism of Zeno’s paradox: is any motion or progress possible for this character? For those around her? 9.
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