Lecture 3

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Published on 7 Nov 2011
School
UTSC
Department
English
Course
ENGB03H3
-1September 29th: Narrative Pride & Prejudice Lecture 3
Glossary Words:
à focalization/focalisation
à free indirect discourse (FID); narrated monologue
Focus on the relation between Elizabeth and Darcy. The relation between Elizabeth’s
conscious, subconscious, and acting selves.
Eyes: à Elizabeth’s “fine eyes”, how characters look at each other & look at each other
looking at others, how the novel invites us to look: through whose eyes?
The Attraction of Friction:
à disagreement, but he’s amused (his smile) something more is going on in this
conversation than just the disagreement.
à “she had no share” = something intimate going on
à powerpoint on blackboard to get breakdown of what each character is saying
Reading Character; Reading Minds:
à we see miss bingley’s view of Darcy and Elizabeth and her jealousy
à we also perceive there may be something to be jealous about
à but are either Darcy or Elizabeth aware of the intimacy established by their banter?
à Darcy’s smile and Miss Bingley’s
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Focalization: a term that comes from photography and film. The perspective from which
a narrative situation is seen. (“who sees?”)
Reality is always perceived. It is always “focalized” through the receiver.
The theme of seeing:
à in that last line, do we go from the narrators eyes to Elizabeth’s eyes? (sour grape: “I
don’t like him anyway”)
Narrator and focalizor
à focalization in narrative identifies “who sees?” or “who perceives?” …
Narrated monologue:
“the technique for rendering a characters thought in his own idiom while maintaining the
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1september 29th: narrative pride & prejudice lecture 3. Focus on the relation between elizabeth and darcy. The relation between elizabeth"s conscious, subconscious, and acting selves. Disagreement, but he"s amused (his smile) something more is going on in this conversation than just the disagreement. She had no share = something intimate going on. Powerpoint on blackboard to get breakdown of what each character is saying. We see miss bingley"s view of darcy and elizabeth and her jealousy. We also perceive there may be something to be jealous about. Focalization: a term that comes from photography and film. The perspective from which a narrative situation is seen. ( who sees? ) In that last line, do we go from the narrators eyes to elizabeth"s eyes? (sour grape: i don"t like him anyway ) Focalization in narrative identifies who sees? or who perceives? .

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