Journal 3.1 (s12) - Catarina Lopez Journal March 1st Steins...

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Catarina Lopez Journal March 1 st Stein’s “Objects” reminded me of Virginia Woolf’s “The Mark on the Wall,” due to similarities in the stream of consciousness concept. Streams of consciousness are regular occurrences, but they are often overlooked and not thought about. Woolf wrote in first person about seeing a mark on the wall, and the thoughts that followed when she was wondering what that spot was actually. Stein does something similar with multiple simple nouns, but has shorter thought processes to go along with each noun. Stein doesn’t describe the noun, but appears to connect thoughts that come up after thinking about the specified noun. The concept is difficult to grasp, but easy to create. To better understand this concept from both view points, I am going to try writing as Stein did. A TELEVISION. A tool for filling in silences, something we use when we don’t know how to entertain company, is ever so common. Hosting is no longer about the quality of conversation, but the
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Unformatted text preview: choice of programming. Its red color reflects the shorts of the character, which it represents. The speakers, not built into the box the shape like other, but two separate circle black as black can be. They sit on top of the red box, emitting sound in a clever way, considering these circles represent famous ears. Completing the personification, are two yellow feet, squished shapes, under the redness. The rectangle, lit up with moving pictures, is the main focus of attention. Satisfying both the eyes and ears, conversation seems almost unnecessary. Conversation, the connection to our species, the way to get things done, has been decreased by a simple press of a button. Flip flip flip throught the channels. Stop on a show about nature. Watch it with extreme interest. Why is this? Going outside, venturing into the sun is a healthier choice. Fun in the sun is amusing to say as well as enjoy....
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  • Spring '12
  • LyndseyReckson
  • Thought, Catarina Lopez, multiple simple nouns

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