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Lecture

ENGB03 Lecture 2


Department
English
Course Code
ENGB03H3
Professor
Alexandra Peat

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Lecture Two – January 20
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First words/sentences create the mood for the story, as well as the reader’s expectations
Allows the writer to make an entrance
Introduces reader to the text and textual world
oAlso introduces them to the story and discourse, sets the scene, and introduces characters, sets up any
ethical judgments
Graham Greene (see lecture slides)
oSays that beginnings are an arbitrary creation
oWhen does the beginning end and middle start?
oConsider the difference between beginning on a page and the actual point of origin of the story
Why do we care so much about beginnings?
oMarks a legacy
oProvi des/shapes identity and sense of self
YOULL NEVER BELIEVE WHAT HAPPENED, Thomas King
oOne faultwrites with the mindset that audience knows the story of genesis
Pg. 25, King chooses Charms story
oCan you online believe in one story? We believe in only one origin; but we are capable of holding on to
multiple narratives, though often contradictory (Bible story and Charms story)
oOften the one we believe depends on the type of world we want to live in
FRANKENSTIEN, Mary Shelley
oConsider the beginnings and origin as a theme (theme of creation)
oStory is sur rounded in mythology (came to her in a waking nightmare)
oParatexttext that lies just before the start of a story
oIntertext fictional work found within a story world (references to another piece) e.g. Paradise Lost
oSublime Edwin Burke referred to landscapes as nature in its sublime, (icebergs)
Fear of death, intense light or darkness
Not fully understood or seen
oFraming – analogy of a picture frame
www.notesolution.com
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