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  • nadiah commented on the blog post Final 6 years, 4 months ago

    Nadia Harpaul Professor Alvarez Eng363 June 27, 2011 The Importance of Ascertaining the Speaker: Focalization and Narration in The Ingenious Hidalgo Don Quixote de la Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra and “She Lived in a Story” by Guillermo Samperio Stories gain a deeper meaning and connection for their readers through the eyes in which […]

  • nadiah wrote a new post, Blog Post 15, on the site hispanlit 6 years, 4 months ago

    Just as in “She Lived in a Story,” Omaha Bigelow exhibits the narratological concept of a matrix story, or a story within a story.  “Maruquita handed Omaha the cell phone. He took it hesitantly. Mr. Vega?” (Vega 98) The story within a story occurs as Mr. Vega and Omaha converse.  Readers are seemingly, at first, […]

  • nadiah wrote a new post, Blog Post 14, on the site hispanlit 6 years, 4 months ago

    Narratology is essential to interpreting literature, because it allows you, as a reader, to delve deeper into the story.  You gain a better understanding of the characters: static or flat; it helps you to not only categorize the characters but to understand what really makes them who they are.  Narratology also lets readers determine the […]

  • nadiah wrote a new post, Blog Post 13, on the site hispanlit 6 years, 4 months ago

    I remember it was the end of 7th grade and school let out for the summer.  I was saying goodbye to my friends and remember being sad.  We hugged goodbye and I told them I wasn’t moving and that I’d be back in three weeks.  Looking back, it was comical how worried my friends were […]

  • nadiah wrote a new post, Blog Post 12, on the site hispanlit 6 years, 4 months ago

    Focalization can be either internal or external or heterodiegetic or homodiegetic.  Fixed, indicates that there is one POV, while variable means that there are multiple POVs that switch between each other.  The focalizer is referred to as the person from whose POV the story is being told.  In Samperio’s “She Lived in a Story” there […]

  • nadiah wrote a new post, Blog Post 11 , on the site hispanlit 6 years, 4 months ago

    I’d rate Omaha Bigelow four out of five stars; it was unlike anything I’ve ever read before.  It was edgy, sexual, and fantastical.  It took any preconceived notions that the readers might have and dispelled them.  It kept its readers guessing as to the next event just because of the sheer ridiculousness of it all.  Bigelow’s […]

  • nadiah commented on the blog post Response One 6 years, 5 months ago

    The ways in which an author may choose to shape his/her characters directly affects an interpretation of those characters by potential readers. Sometimes, one’s interpretation of a character moves beyond the influence of the author and to another character itself; essentially, an author can choose to have one character directly shape another. T…[Read more]

  • nadiah wrote a new post, Blog Post 10, on the site hispanlit 6 years, 5 months ago

    Story Line – 10 Points: 1. we decide to take the boat out for a quick trip 2. as we paddle back into the dock, someone spots a bee hive’s nest close by and decides to freak everyone out as a prank 3. that person jumps out of the boat for theatrics and begins to […]

  • nadiah wrote a new post, Blog Post 9, on the site hispanlit 6 years, 5 months ago

    “Pierre Menard, Author of the Quixote” calls the credibility of the narrator into question at the very beginning of the piece.  “I am aware that it is easy enough to call my own scant authority into question.  I hope, nonetheless, that I shall not be prohibited from mentioning two high testimonials” (Menard 88).  Along with questioning the […]

  • nadiah wrote a new post, Blog Post 8, on the site hispanlit 6 years, 5 months ago

    I would rate the story of Don Quixote a solid 3 out of 5 stars.  I found it an enjoyable read, yet I didn’t find it groundbreaking or revolutionary.  It seemed to a comical tale following the adventures of Don Quixote and his sidekick Sancho Panza and barely anything more.  I’d recommend the book to those wanting […]

  • nadiah wrote a new post, Blog Post 7, on the site hispanlit 6 years, 5 months ago

    Understanding the differences between discourse, story, discourse time, and story time help readers to better grasp the story of Don Quixote.   Discourse refers to conversation, discussion, argument, the way the narrator tells the story, or the collective works of a conversation.  In Don Quixote, that would be any of the dialogue between the various characters within each chapter.  […]

  • nadiah wrote a new post, Blog Post 6, on the site hispanlit 6 years, 5 months ago

    In Don Quixote by Miguel De Cervantes, Don Quixote treads the line between reality and fiction through his countless adventures with his sidekick Sancho.  The idea that imagination can overtake reality is discussed as Cervantes writes, “the idea that this whole fabric of famous fabrications was real so established itself in his mind that no history in […]

  • nadiah wrote a new post, Blog Post 5, on the site hispanlit 6 years, 5 months ago

    With a first glance or quick reading of “Pierre Menard, Author of the Quixote” by Jorge Luis Borges,” it’s easy to confuse it for being a scholarly journal rather than a creative, fictional work.  It was written in a way that was meant to fashion a non-fictional work.  However, a further reading suggests the reasons as to […]

  • nadiah wrote a new post, Blog Post 4, on the site hispanlit 6 years, 5 months ago

    Guillermo Samperio’s “She Lived in a Story” incorporates the literary style of focalization to create a story of intrigue and depth.  Focalization allows readers to gain a specific perspective such as from that of a narrator or character.  It allows an author to present his/her writing from certain point of view or focus.  Readers can interpret the story as being either heterodiegetic (external) […]

  • nadiah wrote a new post, Blog Post 3, on the site hispanlit 6 years, 5 months ago

    After a first reading of “She Lived in a Story,” I admittedly wasn’t impressed by Samperio’s work.  I found it purposely confusing in a pretentious manner; however, after the discussion in class about the significance of the points of views and narratology, I can begin to slowly appreciate the style of writing.  It doesn’t change […]

  • nadiah wrote a new post, Blog Post 2, on the site hispanlit 6 years, 5 months ago

    Point of view allows readers to see through the eyes of a particular character or narrator and is essential to having a deeper understanding of the writing at hand.  In Guillermo Samperio’s short-story “She Lived in a Story,” Samperio creates a matrix story with the creation of his character Segovia; Segovia creates a further extension […]

  • nadiah wrote a new post, Blog Post 1, on the site hispanlit 6 years, 5 months ago

    The power or effects of characters within in a novel are a direct result of the author’s genius and limitless imagination.  The author reserves all creative ability to mold his/her characters into an exact model of what he/she needs them to be.  In Guillermo Samperio’s short-story “She Live in a Story,” he creates a character named Segovia who […]

  • nadiah commented on the blog post Response One 6 years, 5 months ago

    The ways in which an author may choose to shape his/her characters directly affects an interpretation of those characters by potential readers. Sometimes, one’s interpretation of a character moves beyond the influence of the author and to another character itself; essentially, an author can choose to have one character directly shape another. T…[Read more]