• wilfredgual commented on the blog post Time & Realism 8 years, 5 months ago

    I like this picture. This relates to Jahn because he does discuss time, but also how time is what makes things in a story real or realistic. I think I saw this as a painting somewhere before, but this picture makes me think of the huge hand in the sky as God’s hand, just saying.

  • wilfredgual wrote a new post, (no title), on the site english 363 8 years, 5 months ago

    ThumbnailsoFound this on a Rutgers University website so interesting to see others learning the same topic, but this could help some people grasp the different forms of narration.

  • Casey in my group posted a video about what she thought when reading “Cobra”. This is what went through my head while reading the story.

  • wilfredgual commented on the blog post 8 years, 5 months ago

    I thought I was the only one that relates certain characters in novels to characters from movies or a video I have seen. When I was reading Cobra I pictured the movie the Bird Cage, I am not sure why. But being able to envision a character in a novel to a character in a […]

  • At first I thought this was someone making fun of cholos but then realized this guy is serious. Besides being some of the worst music I have ever herd this guys video is useful. I like how you used the video of this cholo to become familiar with the characters in People of Paper, because […]

  • wilfredgual commented on the blog post Intro Video 2 8 years, 5 months ago

    This is a funny video. This is the voice that I think of when we discuss narrator in class. This parody is helpful because they want the narrator to move away from the typical introduction and in the works we have read in class, the narration is not typical at all.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7ASghU9Lbs This reminded me of “People of Paper”, the characters realize that the narrator is writing their life and in the end of the video the characters interact with the narrator and the narrator becomes a character. This is similar  to “People of Paper” because the characters try to block the narrator out of their […]

  • This clip has multiple points of view. It changes from  Paulie back to Christopher, and then omniscient or third person. We get to see Paulie how Christopher sees him and vice verse and then we get to see both of them in third person.

  •   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qy6wo2wpT2k Omaha’s mom expects Marquita to break out into this song when she finds out that she is Puerto Rican. From Ms. Bigelow’s point of view this is what she expects of Puerto Ricans. This relates to focalization because Ms. Bigelow never met a Puerto Rican but did see West Side Story, in her […]

  • The technique of presenting something from the point of view of a story-internal character is called internal focalization . The character through whose eyes the action is presented is called an internal focalizer.(JahnN1.18) In a homodiegetic narrative , the story is told by a (homodiegetic) narrator who is also one of story’s acting characters. The prefix ‘homo-‘ pointsto the fact that […]

  • “In a heterodiegetic narrative , the story is told by a (heterodiegetic) narrator who is not present as a character in the story. The prefix ‘hetero-‘ alludes to the ‘different nature’ of the narrator as compared to any and all of story’s characters.”(Jahn N1.10) I blogged about heterodiegetic narrative in previous post but when reading “Cobra” it captured […]

  • wilfredgual wrote a new post, More time, on the site english 363 8 years, 6 months ago

    story time The fictional time taken up by an action episode, or, more globally, by the whole action. To determine story time, one usually relies on aspects of textual pace, intuition, and text-internal clues. Note that story-time may have a highly subjective element to it, especially in figural and reflector-mode narration. (Jahn 5.2.2.) Staying on the […]

  • “Time analysis is concerned with three questions: When? How long? and How often? Order refers to the handling of the chronology of the story; duration covers the proportioning of story time and discourse time; and frequency refers to possible ways of presenting single or repetitive action units.” (Jahn 5.2) In the story “Cobra” by Severo Sarduy something I […]

  • wilfredgual wrote a new post, Neologism?, on the site english 363 8 years, 6 months ago

    “Neologism- New word, expression or usage” I found the definition of neologism using an online dictionary. I thought about this word a lot while reading Atomik Aztex . The changing of words such as adding a k where a c should be like in the title could maybe be a form of neologism. Although the words have […]

  • As discussed with almost every novel and short story we have read this semester, I  must bring up yet again dynamic and static characters. I don’t feel that the Jahn definition is necessary because I blogged about it in comparison to most of the novels and posted the definition with the blog. In Atomik Aztex by Seeshu […]

  • A focalizer is somebody who focuses his/her attention and perception on something. (Jahn1.18) In the novel Atomik Aztex the story is told by one narrator with two different point of views. This means then that there are two focalizers. In the novel there are two narrators, bot named Zenzo, but live different lives that sort of […]

  • “I am getting fucked in the head and I think I like it. Okay sometimes I’m not sure. But my so-called visions are better than aspirin and cheaper.”(Foster 1) From the first page of the novel Atomik Aztecs the reader is basically told that Zenzo the main character and narrator is unreliable. Jahn’s definition of an unreliable […]

  • psychonarration The textual representation of a character’s conscious or unconscious mental states and processes, mainly by using forms of ‘narrative report of discourse’ or ‘narrated perception’. A borderline case is the ‘report of what characters do not know, think, or say. (Jahn 8.11) In the novel Atomik Azteks   the main character, Zenzo, goes on a rant in […]

  • flat character/static character A one-dimensional figure characterized by a very restricted range of speech and action patterns. round character/dynamic character A three-dimensional figure characterized by many, often conflicting, properties. A round character tends to develop in the course of the action and is not reducible to a type. (Jahn N7.7) In every work of literature we read […]

  • “collective focalization Focalization through either plural narrators (‘we narrative’) or a group of characters (‘collective reflectors’). See Stanzel (1984: 172); Banfield (1982: 96)” (Jahn N3.2.4.) In Marquez’ short stories he uses a lot of collective focalization. In “Monologue of Isabel Watching It Rain in Macondo” Marquez continually writes “we” then goes back to “I”. So by […]

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