9136 - “A Clean Well-Lighted Place” Two Reminders Two To skip “Story of an Hour” and go directly to To next story next The missing page of

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Unformatted text preview: “A Clean Well-Lighted Place” Two Reminders Two To skip “Story of an Hour” and go directly to To next story next The missing page of “Everyday Use” is The already uploaded on the teacher’s website. Symbol as a literary skill Symbol Definition: A person, place, or thing in a Definition: narrative that suggests meanings beyond its literal sense. A symbol usually contains multiple meanings and associations. multiple “Light” as a Symbol Order: (Apollo) Warmth & comfort hope (Wisdom/knowledge): “Enlightenment” “Darkness” as a symbol Fear Loneliness Hopelessness/despair (crime; sin; disorder; the unknown and (crime; unspeakable) unspeakable) Freud and the Greek wine god Dionysus The symbol of deafness The Isolation from others loneliness loneliness Youth vs. Age Youth The young waiter The older waiter and the old man Hope (energy) vs. despair (emptiness) Tone as a literary skill Tone What ever leads us to infer the author’s What attitude is commonly called tone. Like a tone tone Like of voice, the tone of a story may communicate amusement, anger, affection, sorrow, contempt. It implies the feelings of the author, so far as we can sense them. Those feelings may be similar to feelings expressed by the narrator of the story, but sometimes they may be dissimilar, even sharply opposed. Style Style In general, refers to the individual traits or In characteristics of a piece of writing to a writer’s particular ways of managing words that we come to recognize as habitual or customary. customary. Hemingway’s hard-bitten realism realism economic prose—minimalist and sparse, with few economic adverbs or adjectives adverbs He includes only essential information, often omitting He background information, transitions, and dialogue tags such as “he said” or “she said. ambivalent uses of pronouns: ex. using the word it ambivalent without clarifying what it refers to. “iceberg principle”: only the tip or the most obvious iceberg of the world of story is seen on the page, while the rest is left underwater—unsaid.” rest A famous passage famous "It was all nothing, and a man was nothing, "It too...Some lived in it and never felt it but he knew it was nada y pues nada y pues nada. Our nada who art in nada nada be thy name thy kingdom nada they will be nada in nada as it is in nada. Give us this nada our daily nada and nada us our nada as we nada our nadas and nada us not into nada but deliver us from nada; pues nada. Hail nothing full of nothing, nothing is with thee...” nothing the Lost Generation the Time: the years after World War I Time: Place & people: the writers and artists living in Paris Place The cause of trauma: The unprecedented violence of The World War I, also called the Great War. World “Things Fall Apart”: The Great War invalidated Things previous ideas about faith, life, and death. Traditional values that focused on God, love, and manhood dissolved, leaving Lost Generation writers adrift. Existential nihilism Existential Existential nihilism is the belief that life has no Existential intrinsic meaning or value. With respect to the universe, existential nihilism posits that a single human or even the entire human species is insignificant, without purpose and unlikely to change in the totality of existence. The meaninglessness of life is largely explored in the philosophical school of existentialism. (Wikipedia) existentialism Existentialism Existentialism According to existentialists, life has no According purpose, the universe is indifferent to human beings, and humans must look to their own actions to create meaning, if it is possible to create meaning at all. Existentialists consider questions of personal freedom and responsibility. 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.

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