Class Notes (834,183)
Canada (508,400)
English (356)
ENG214H5 (11)
Lecture

“Exercisers” - Mistry

2 Pages
87 Views
Unlock Document

Department
English
Course
ENG214H5
Professor
Daniela Janes
Semester
Fall

Description
“Exercisers” - Mistry “The Collectors” – theft – connection with older man (Dr. Mody) and his wife – sexual identities formed and inhibited – “excessive reading habits” – he is allowed to take out 2 instead of the usual 1 “Exercisers” – suffers from social isolation – exercisers – female influences – particularly his mother's influence – is this story really a coming of age story? – Does he achieve any purpose? – Does he answers his own questions that he sets out with? – p. 205 – fans moving – passengers moving – parents moving – pseudo-movements/exercises – motion and activity abound but to no purpose – fans do not give any respite from the heat – all exercise is futile in this journey – he eventually gives up the resistance – his own way of moving becomes symbolic – he gives up his mental state – exercising builds male, masculine community – why does he keep going back to this group of men? – He is trying to move forward – those who move forward with power and purpose – movement/exercise – powerlessness – all his movements seem to be futile/in vain – all his attempts of exercise are thwarted and bring him arousal but it ends as quickly as it starts – doomed to passivity and obedience – going back and forth toward the two women – still drawn toward the male exercisers – he is trapped in the situation that others have created for him – space and places and their relevance – he does quite a bit of wandering about – journey on the train – remembers all those places at school – Hanging Garden – outside – external – the cinema – the girlfriend's flat – his own home – every
More Less

Related notes for ENG214H5

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