English 1022E Lecture Notes - Topos, Galoshes, Overcoat

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School
Western University
Department
English
Course
English 1022E
Professor
ENGLISH 1022E September 28th, 2010
ENGLISH Lecture 5
Three Graces, Judgement of Paris
o Venus (love)
o Juno (power)
o Pallas (wisdom)
JAMES JOYCE THE DEAD”…
Topos (Topoi)
Pattern employed by different cultures for different purposes
Gradual narrowing of focus onto Gabriel…
5. Musical interlude/Dinner Guests
Series of Irish types
Mrs. Morxans (unmarried, biological lack of fertility metaphor for Ireland)
Aunts may have once had vitality but lost it
Page 2509 “erect, parted lips, flaccid” represents man? “puckers and
creases, shrivelled, nut” making Aunts neither male nor female…they have
lost their female identity.
Old ladies are irrelevant
Gabriel makes allusion to “three graces” where in Greek mythology the man has
to choose between the three, Venus was chosen. Gabriel tries to flatter three
Aunts with this metaphor…but becomes ironical because they are nothing like
the three graces
Freddy: he’s a moron when first introduced…he is not in control of himself.
Freddy is part of the dead “blunt nose, low brow, heavy lidded eyes” and he
has a girlish laugh (lack of clear definition between male and female again).
Teddy as in teddy bear.
Like robot, machine (page 2513) …going to take Ireland nowhere.
Mr. Browne: represents dullness of Ireland
1 - Musical interlude
2- Dinner
3 - Ride to hotel
4 - Gabe/Gretta
5 - Gabe
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Three graces, judgement of paris: venus (love) Pattern employed by different cultures for different purposes. Mrs. morxans (unmarried, biological lack of fertility metaphor for ireland) Aunts may have once had vitality but lost it. Puckers and creases, shrivelled, nut making aunts neither male nor female they have lost their female identity. Gabriel makes allusion to three graces where in greek mythology the man has to choose between the three, venus was chosen. Aunts with this metaphor but becomes ironical because they are nothing like the three graces. Freddy: he"s a moron when first introduced he is not in control of himself. Freddy is part of the dead blunt nose, low brow, heavy lidded eyes and he has a girlish laugh (lack of clear definition between male and female again). Like robot, machine (page 2513) going to take ireland nowhere. Extra e in browne connotes that he is pretentious.

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