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Unformatted text preview: “A & P” by John Updike Plot
the particular arrangement of actions, events,
and situations that unfold in a narrative.
and Plot: Related Ideas I
Plot: Exposition: beginning
Complication: a new conflict
Suspense: the pleasurable anxiety we feel that
heightens our attention to the story,
inheres in our wondering how it will
all turn out.
Foreshadowing: indication of events to come
Foreshadowing: Plot: Related Ideas II
Plot: Flashback (retrospect): a scene relived in a
Crisis: a moment of high tension
Climax: the moment of greatest tension at
which the outcome is to be decided
Conclusion (resolution; dénounement):
the outcome; the untying of the knots
the Initiation Theme
---The protagonist grows towards or is initiated
---When the protagonist learns certain lessons or
realizes certain truths about life A Question to Explore
Question How do you think of Sammy’s acts? Is it
reckless, stupid, or heroic?
reckless, Major Elements
Major The humorous tone
The dull workplace vs. juvenile sexual fantasy
Adolescent group identification: heroism
The cruel reality: initiation Group Identification: Adolescence
Juvenile sexual curiosity/fantasy (the influence
of Juvenile delinquency:
---defying the adult world the old, prudish
manager Lengel represents
manager T hank You ...
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This note was uploaded on 06/15/2011 for the course FIN 355 taught by Professor Tang during the Spring '10 term at Aachen University of Applied Sciences.
- Spring '10