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Department
English
Course Code
ENGA11H3
Professor
Garry Leonard

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English2 Lecture02
Sympathy to the Devil R.S. after America was involved in the Vietnam war.
Pop culture at its height, signing about the devil.
We have perceeded on supersition, no longer bound or binded by irrational
thought.
The I altering alters all.
The world is not the word.
The word gives you the world.
The word is the only world you know, but it is not the world.
Change the word, change the world you know.
Langueage always leaves a remainder. Not seen, not known, its imagined.
Remainder haunts the fringe.
20th century we took over the word.
Genisis. In the beginning was the word.
God said let be light.
Myths can be useful or potentially destructive, point of myth let you forget
about it.
The myth holds your place, Myth is ur cosmic default page.
Time isnt anything but accumulation. Keeping track of accumulation.
Charged Interst.
Time really is money.
Neither exist.
Means something cause we agree to mean something.
NO essence to money no essence to words. Words only mean in relation to
other words.
Hot means something casue it has cold.
Meaning is not inherent in the word.
Meaning is in affect in relation among the word.
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Word gives us enormous power to calculate.
The Capacity to symbolize, to know that it is not here.
Dogs dont know time, symbolizism.
Waiting for Godot
First play- its about nothing.
WFG- dunno what time it is.. no markers. Words dont mean anything, no
context in this play.
Pozzo- make other people think that he is something, then he will be
something. Elemental fact that power is an effective relatioship. You are
powerful because other people arent. No such thing as power money, time or
words.
Meaning is slippage. The Dog IS the Dog is white they preceded it.
Syntax, its an organizing structure. Cant follow the slippage of the meaning if
you dunno the grammar. Cant write sentence that ppl understand without
grammar.
Grammar rule is living.
Pozzo still thinks he is a powerful guy.
Pozzo said owns the road. Pozzo is the corporate type. Once oyu own
something u can put up a fence. Then prosecute people for crossing it.
Judge/popo. Do what they do b/c they are a symbolic apparatus.
Law defines crime? William Blake said churches are built with the bricks of
brothels laws are built with the brick of crime.
NO crime until there is law.
No beginning, no end.
Only time we are truly useless and aware of it is when we are waiting.
Waiting is something that is… no body got so nervous waiting.
Why do we hate to wait. Not getting where we are going, not doing what we
are supposed to be doing. So what?
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