ENG215H1 Lecture Notes - Miscarriage, Cold Fish, Styrofoam

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Published on 11 Oct 2012
School
UTSG
Department
English
Course
ENG215H1
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THE LONELY GOATHERD
It’s a narrative, but theres a change in POV
Whats the significance of the references to different movies/stories?
o Lonely goatherd sound of music
o Little red riding hood
The personification of the outside is representative of the characters insides
sad the opposite though because St. Johns is very vibrant and happy
Were 3 sentences in and we get an explicit mention of Carls infidelity
its not idiosyncrasies, but the bones
o Disconnectedness of the other women
o Hes not sleeping with women, human beings, but just body parts
o Detached
Gullivers Taxi second literary allusion Gullivers Travels
sure thats only your imagination
The word Tangled
o The entanglement of Carl and Anita and their larger culture
o How entangled they are with cultural issues and attitudes
It stands out that Carl and Anita are both artists
o She paints the polaroid picture of golf
o Art is capturing reality
o Anitas art is not predicated on that supposition
o Onion peel
How her artistic technique reflects the technology around her
o VCR, polaroid
o You can tape something and watch it at a later time
Carls Artwork
o Arts & Culture center building sets
o He makes sculptures with styrofoam
o Fairy tale amusement park
o Makes an artificial place with artificial material
More evolved in reproduction than creation
Their relationship are characterized in interesting ways
Pg 429 Anitas POV
o Lovely yellow yolk
o The baby isnt Carls
o Yolk seeping through miscarriage? Abortion?
o Explicitly reveals her plan about abortion
Pg 431
o Carl has Sarah to sleep with him
o Anita + Carls status
o your own voice is the only one you need
o Flashback of their life
Signal Hill public landmark
o Entanglement between her characters and this very modern world that they live in
o The hill has a history of being the site of communication, highlights Carl and Anitas
relationship, of how they fail to communicate and relate to one another
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It"s a narrative, but there"s a change in pov. What"s the significance of the references to different movies/stories: lonely goatherd sound of music, little red riding hood. Sad the opposite though because st. john"s is very vibrant and happy. The personification of the outside is representative of the characters" insides. We"re 3 sentences in and we get an explicit mention of carl"s infidelity. It"s not idiosyncrasies, but the bones : disconnectedness of the other women, he"s not sleeping with women, human beings, but just body parts, detached. Gulliver"s taxi second literary allusion gulliver"s travels. The word tangled : the entanglement of carl and anita and their larger culture, how entangled they are with cultural issues and attitudes. It stands out that carl and anita are both artists: she paints the polaroid picture of golf, art is capturing reality, anita"s art is not predicated on that supposition, onion peel.

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