• In this clip Castello is aware that he is a character in a cartoon. He states “if that office would let me I’d give him the bird alright”. Castello speaks to the audience and breaks barriers between characters and readers just as in Don Quixote and People of Paper these characters are aware that […]

  • Thumbnail To me different genres or time periods of fictions are widely and illegitmately characterized. Readers are told to expect completely different things from certain genres when while looking at them from a certain lense novels or pieces of literature from different genres can be precieved as exactly the same. The two pictures above have small […]

  • This is only a small clip of Season three episode eight of How I Met Your Mother. Each character has their own issue that other characters are not aware of until another character tells them about the issue. When each character is taken back to remeber events focalized through another character’s eyes the events […]

  • A husband videotapes his wife telling him a story in her sleep about goats. The wife is an unreliable narrator because she is sleeping, much like Nabo because he is in a sleep-state when he recounts some events about the man in the band. Both Nabo and this woman are unreliable narrators and their […]

  • This is a clip from the 1931 version of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. This clip is largely focalized through Dr. Jekylls eyes as we see what Jekyll sees such as his hands when he is playing the piano. The movie also is sometimes shown with a circular lense which would be a depiction […]

  • I feel that commenting the blogs of my groupmates was very intersting. I enjoyed looking at what everyone else was writing. People had a lot of interesting stuff on their blogs. After thinking a little bit about it and about what certain people have on their blogs I was thinking if some people would consider […]

  • I really enjoyed this video of Foster. It is always interesting to put a face and voice to writing. I agree that the voice is similar to the voice of Zenzo that I pictured in my head also. I feel that Foster can ‘push foward’ so semelessly because he is passionate about what he is […]

  • Caitlin commented on the blog post Response #5 5 years, 11 months ago

    First, I’d like to say that this response is amazing and very interesting. I really don’t have much to say besides good job. The only thing that at the end I was questioning is if language is the only way that Hispanic authors incorporate their culture.Is addition of ones own language an inherently hispanic thing […]

  • Anthony, Your claims about Marquez’s intent on interpretation for his short story are very interesting. I feel like this response is very strong, however you asked for comments on it so here they are: I feel like you use mixed language in this reponse, you use ‘some may argue’, ‘ supposed’ and ‘ supposedly’, I […]

  • Caitlin wrote a new post, Blog #30, on the site English 363 6 years ago

    A fictional narrative presents an imaginary narrator’s account of a story that happened in an imaginary world. A fictional narrative is appreciated for its entertainment and educational value, possibly also for providing a vision of characters who might exist or might have existed, and a vision of things that might happen or could have happened (Jahn N2.2.2). […]

  • Caitlin wrote a new post, Blog #29, on the site English 363 6 years ago

         fixed focalization The presentation of narrative facts and events from the constant point of view of a single focalizer…variable focalization The presentation of different episodes of the story as seen through the eyes of several focalizers. ( Jahn 3.2.4). The concept of fixed versus variable focalization is very simple, fixed is where there […]

  • Caitlin wrote a new post, Blog #28, on the site English 363 6 years ago

                In the note preceding Foster’s story the reader is warned that many different types of language will be used.  ‘ pocho,calo,sland and varieties of speech from the Vietnam era’, Foster is using aspects of both heteroglossia and alterity. heteroglossia (literally, ‘other-language’) The use of language elements inherited or learned from others…heteroglossia normally suffuses all […]

  • Caitlin wrote a new post, Blog #27, on the site English 363 6 years ago

    Exposition: the hyponarrative provides information about events that lie outside the primary action line of the matrix narrative (specifically, events that occurred in the past)(Jahn N2.4.6). For this straight-forward quotation from Jahn I would like to offer two possible points in which exposition would work in Atomik Aztex. Both the narratives provide information about events […]

  • Caitlin wrote a new post, Blog #26, on the site English 363 6 years ago

    Paralipsis An infraction caused by omitting crucial information; saying too little; typically, an authorial narrator pretending “not to know” what happened in her/his characters’ minds, or what went on at the same time in another place, or distortively censoring a character’s thought, or generally pretending to be restricted to ordinary human limitations. (Jahn 3.3.15). Paralipsis […]

  • Caitlin wrote a new post, Blog #25, on the site English 363 6 years ago               Dinner for Schmucks is an example of what can be called a slice of life story. slice of life story/novel A short story or novel whose story time ( N5.5.2) is restricted to a very brief episode in a character’s life, often only a day, a few hours, or even just a single […]

  • Caitlin wrote a new post, Blog #24, on the site English 363 6 years ago

    The novel Cobra by Severo Sarduy centers around ideals of sex and gender. How can a person of one sex be perceived as a different gender than they are?  For Cobra, her biggest problem were here large feet. Sarduy implicitly lets the reader know this by using repetitive anacronies where he repeat and recounts the events […]

  • Caitlin wrote a new post, Blog #23, on the site English 363 6 years ago                 Matilda is another movie that deals with time. Story time The fictional time taken up by an action episode, or, more globally, by the whole action…. In speed-up/acceleration, an episode’s discourse time is considerably shorter than its story time( Jahn 5.2.3). For Jahn Story time is the time taken up in a story. When acceleration […]

  • Caitlin wrote a new post, Blog #22, on the site English 363 6 years ago In the movie Click staring Adam Sandler as Michael Newman the main character is given a universal remote so that he is able to control his life. The concept of time is center in this movie because the protagonist often finds himself not having enough time to do the things he wants to do any […]

  • Caitlin wrote a new post, Blog #21, on the site English 363 6 years ago

    The Irresponsible Critics: Should time period make a difference in critiques?                When literature belongs to a certain time period, critics expect different things from it. When a critic finds something they do not expect negative criticism follows. Magical realism , a popular technique recognized in Hispanic literature,  when critics find magical realism in other genres they […]

  • Caitlin wrote a new post, Blog # 12-20 , on the site English 363 6 years, 1 month ago

    #12  Discourse vs. Picture Time             In Jahn’s Guide to the Theory of Narratology he defines something called “discourse time The time it takes an average reader to read a passage, or, more globally, the whole text. Discourse time can be measured in the number of words, lines, or pages of a text..” ( Jahn N5.2.2.). Discourse time […]

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