Class Notes (834,979)
Canada (508,839)
English (451)
ENG 110 (40)
Lecture 8

ENG 110 Lecture 8: Green Grass Running Water, Hamlet and Diamond Grill
Premium

4 Pages
73 Views
Unlock Document

Department
English
Course
ENG 110
Professor
Jonathan Rollins
Semester
Fall

Description
Lecture 8 Green Grass Running Water, Hamlet and Diamond Grill Green Grass, Running Water Continued • Stories we tell become reality • We cross reference things in our mind that we have seen/heard • Tells a truth that are given in a Hollywood country in the 20 century • Almost encyclopedic in nature: several narratives • Pg 402, 407 references to lake: red pinto, blue Nissan, karmann ghia reference to American identity and Christopher Columbus contact • 414: sailed over edge of the dam sailed over edge of the world: you crossed the ocean you fell off • Lots of reference to Charlie, Alberta and Latisha watching a Western TV • Hollywood movie on screen represent reality that is not available • It’s the image that people have constructed for you that is important not who you are • 141: Authenticity: what is authentically “native” • 192-193: Question of narrative repertoire and how does Hollywood characterize western cowboys vs Indians • Authority triumphs • Lines on a map will take over lines in reality: division between country map displaces reality • Map shows images of movies and makes it celebration of image over reality • Image is hijacked and tells image over reality • 330: Reversal of fate: Indians win over cowboys • Literary references: bible, early Canadian stories: Suzanna Moody, Pauline Johnson, J Richardson (writes novel about native Canada prior to American revolution in 1800s), A Belaney (remain himself as native) • Intertextual references that are beyond time line: on going story that keeps cross- referencing • Halting flow of water gets rid of native treaty: “green grass running water will keep them safe” • Coyote causing an earthquake= Shiva the destroyer but also creator • Dr. Hobaugh  reference to Jehovah, like God in the creation story of Genesis • Four women help him out to start in Garden • 430-431 Coyote offers apology and then starts from beginning Hamlet by William Shakespeare • Hamlet: illusion vs reality: play within a play fourth wall breaking • Actors in theatre give you everything • Border between conceptions of what the self is and how it is represented on stage and in text • Opens with the question of Hamlet’s madness but keeps asking questions • Presents variety of dilemmas: Orestes’ dilemma kills of his daughter to go to war wife cheats and kills husband but son later kills wife • Concealment: behind an arras, behind a false façade, behind language • Surveillance: Denmark is panopticon: circular prison wherein all cells are visible from a central surveillance tower • Similar to cameras: people regular behavior accordingly because they’re being watched • People are constantly being watched in Hamlet: Hamlet watches others, people spy on Hamlet • Audience also becomes regulator of behavior: Hamlet acknowledges this as well • Hamlet is the only character who conceals himself from us • Speaks through Rosencrantz and Guildenstern to audience • Play and players: question of existence and textuality • Art reflects life but life also reflects art • Theatre constantly puts mirror in front of us via plays and players • In our lives, we create false fronts • “The mousetrap” Hamlet tests the king using the mirror concept: perform a play to get Claudius to admit guil
More Less

Related notes for ENG 110

Log In


OR

Join OneClass

Access over 10 million pages of study
documents for 1.3 million courses.

Sign up

Join to view


OR

By registering, I agree to the Terms and Privacy Policies
Already have an account?
Just a few more details

So we can recommend you notes for your school.

Reset Password

Please enter below the email address you registered with and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Add your courses

Get notes from the top students in your class.


Submit