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ENGL 2P11
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Ann Howey

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Monday March 3 , 2014 Engl 2p11: Community: ­ Ashraf Rushdy argues “once the community thinks anew Wilbur, it starts to tell  stories that socialize him into that community’s narrative…Wilbur becomes a pig  who is part of the community because the community has changed its  representation of the world” ­ Wants to fool the others (Charlotte) ­ How often her truth telling is emphasized  ­ Fern assures her mother that Charlottes stories are true because she never fibs  ­ Strategy that is a trick or deception  ­ Decenters the human as some sort of standards (human animal relationship) ­ First statement she puts into her web is “Some Pig” – what does it mean ­ Wilburs action is radiant (interesting) o Reversal of what happened with terrific  o Commentary on the human world  o Charlotte gets the word radiant from a box of laundry detergent (means  your clothes are going to be brighter) o Erases the idea that humans don’t get taken in by meaningless slogans o Raises if charlotte is telling the truth  o Wilbur tries to live up to the words  ­ The way the story is constructed, all the words get formed into a narrative  Illustrations: ­ Fern and her father when he is going to kill Wilbur  o She looks aggressive  o How the father is reacting, shocked and upset  ­ Can create implications of power ­ Reaching up makes
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