Monthly Archives: June 2011

Blog Post 15

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 … Continue reading

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Blog Post 14

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 … Continue reading

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Blog Post 13

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 … Continue reading

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Blog Post 12

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 … Continue reading

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Blog Post 11

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 … Continue reading

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Blog Post 10

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 … Continue reading

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Blog Post 9

“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, … Continue reading

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Blog Post 8

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 … Continue reading

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Blog Post 7

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 … Continue reading

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Blog Post 6

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 … Continue reading

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