ENG214H5 Lecture Notes - Short Story Cycle, Ernest Hemingway, Counterpoint

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12 Dec 2012
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Story norman tells is about his courage failing. Wanting to speak and not finding anyone to talk to. Norman is driving around the lake in circles in his father"s car. Reintegrating into a world that hasn"t changed when the soldier has changed. The loop that leads you around (memory) Thinks about the things he left behind. His father doesn"t seem to want to hear what norman wants to say. Staging fantasy/longing to tell the story about how he almost won the silver star. The father will never open up to listen to the story. Having a hard time to find the language to tell the story and finding someone who will listen. City had no memories thus no guilt. Those who were there and can recognize the truth and those who were not there. Relationship between the listener and the speaker. Same event being narrated from different povs. Get close to some approximation of the truth.

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