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Green Grass, Running Water Notes

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ENG110Y5
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Chester Scoville

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Green Grass, Running Water 01/13/2014 By Thomas King  ▯ master plot/ culture narrative ­ complicated ­ frame narration  ▯ everything revolves around the number 4: ­ 4 sections ­ 4 levels of narration 1  Level of Narration ­ narrator (unnamed) and Coyote ­ framed narrator,  nd  2  Level of Narration ­ 4 old Indians 3  Level of Narration ­ Doc Joe Hovaugh 4  Level of Narration  ­Lionel, Eli, etc ▯ In biblical narrative they have a mythical, allegorical, literal, analogical levels.  ▯ WHERE DID ALL THE WATER COME FROM?   Masterplots: ▯ PG.1 – sets the stage for the story, creates the narrative which is a dream then the narrative feels like it is  in charge, King suggests that narratives are things that re­create “So”. Conflict between 2 points of views,  one that sees the narrative as authority, and one that sees the narrative as fluid and    created by the  people. Conflict between written forms of narrative vs. oral. Creating a written narrative as a oral. Jumps  back and forth, not in ordered (like an oral story). We create stories that in turn create us.  ▯ PG. 286 – knows its harmful but shaped Eli’s story, plays out in his life. Separates him from his family and   friends, hurts him. Not all stories are good, especially if they are told by people that are more powerful then  us.  ▯ PG.9 – names= literally characters, all white men who have non­white side­kicks. These 4 Indian  characters procreate stories about white people, do this ironically, jokingly. Dead Dog Café­ serves normal  food, but acts like they are (156) serving weird foods, like Dogs, etc. Names of the white Canadian writers  as visitors, that wrote about Indians.  ▯ masterplot of Columbus, myth of European exploration that when they arrived to colonies there was  nothing there. 3 sto
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