ENGL 228 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Postcolonialism, Philip Turnor, North West Company

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David thompson - irony, reading gulliver"s travels made me know everything i have to know about travelling . 57 - thompson recounts playing checkers with the devil. An anecdote, a short narrative, with a point. Power that the literary form has that you can feel when the anecdote is being read. It gets quiet - you are attentive. When information is spewed out at you, it"s less interesting. There"s two temporalities at play here: thompson playing checkers with the devil, is 17, a boy on the cusp of manhood, beginning his serious life, thompson the teller, is 80 years old, looking back on his life. A man interpreting his life, and seeing this as a pivotal moment. There was gambling and smoking and hard work and hard play. Thompson decides that"s not for him - he won"t drink or gamble; he"s going to make maps.

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