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ENGB03Lec02

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Department
English
Course
ENGB03H3
Professor
Sonja Nikkila
Semester
Fall

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ENGB03: Lecture 2 Main Topics: Defining narrative The shape of things Great expectations Genre: A Class of Itself Middlemarch Vincys are in the center of the community Brooke’s are out at the edge of the city, only people who know them can really visit Rosie is as close to a villain as we can get Clear idea who she wants to marry: no one from Middlemarch, not someone like her brother, not  someone who eat Red Herring Rosie’s Education is Mrs.Lemon’s Finishing School All manner of things learned like getting in and out of a carriage, piano, how to dance, art, etc. Stonecourt, one of the grand house, their uncle’s house  Mrs.Vincy wants her kids to visit so they might get a place in will Fred has a sweetheart, Mary Garth, works for uncle at Stonecourt Rosie and Lydgate both don’t have a high opinion of Middlemarch He hands her a whip – hint of the future Will doesn’t like his sketchbook being looked through, and Dorethea says that she can say if the  pictures are good or not > he takes this as offence Introductory: On Form ­What does “form” mean?  Definition Shape Structure Classification Defining Narrative ­What is required to make a narrative? Something happened, helped to add an element of “narrativity” Makes you ask questions What will happen next? Series of related actions According to Aristotle, a narrative has a beginning, a middle, and an end – all of which are  connected Conflict Hero (or protagonist) – the character who is negotiating the conflict Antagonist – the force working against the protagonist Note: Not necessarily a character ­ask yourself as you’re reading: Who’s the protagonist?  What’s the conflict? Who/What is the antagonist? ­What’s the conflict? It’s Plot ­Plot Elements: individual events: constituent (crucial) or supplementary (non­crucial) The underlying structure of the story: the masterplot There m
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