English 1022E Lecture Notes - Bildungsroman

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Fourth act of a play/book is usually the weakest. We kind of know what"s going to happen already. Odd: he sometimes reaches out and addresses a hypothetical reader which attributes values to us that we may not have or wish to have. P. 9: you probably think i could"ve been a better person. I"ll find someone to tell my story to. On page 308 que is described as half dead" presumably he survives to tell his story. The sudden switch in tense might be an attempt to heighten the tension. Biggest problem seems to be the shooting of que. Doesn"t think it"s credible that jamal would drive the beamer up to that particular intersection in richmond hill. Doesn"t fulfill one"s expectations; seems too sudden, too quick, too incredible. Deux ex machina (god from a machine) sense that the shooting of que is a quick wrapping up of plot. Not just where and how the novel ends, but when it is.

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