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Intertextualities EN 1002 – Summer 2010 – Cheryl Crawford Lecture 9 – Review -- July 22 Diction - Differences between prose and verse. - Consider three things for your writing: o Occasion o Purpose o Audience - You want to avoid slang in essays. - You don’t want to use pretentious writing; don’t try to use the thesaurus to try to make yourself look smart. What you want is precision and clarity. - What’s the problem with slang? Multiple meanings, not everyone knows what it means, slang changes and evolves. - Generalizations; be conscious of; covered in section 66. - What’s wrong with generalizations? Unfounded; you have to prove what you are saying. - The purpose of an essay is to convince and persuade your audience of something. - If you’re using a generalization, it’s easier to prove wrong. - Generalization is something that sometimes does not have something to do with texts. - Generalizations take you away from the main point and the texts. - Be careful of using vague terms. - Avoid: ‘paints a picture’. - Wordiness – not being clear and taking up a lot of space that you need. Be as precise as possible. - Avoid passive voice, avoid redundancies, avoid ‘to be’, use strong verbs, avoid repetition and clichés. A Thousand Acres - Monopoly game – reflection of historical context; time for Ginny to bond with Jess; Ginny and Pete’s relationship, she starts to see a different side of him; it’s an opportunity for her to see things differently; perspective. - Historical context – fuel shortages in 1979 was a big concern for farmers. Monopoly is a rare opportunity for the family to get together. - Rose upends the whole board ‘unrestrained capitalism always ends in war’ – Jess Clark. - Lear is set in war times, in a thousand acres there are references to the war; connection to capitalism. - Thematic concern of the novel: relationship between competiveness and capitalism. - Monopoly foreshadows the farms end. With Rose. - Monopoly, it was created by a woman who was a Quaker, the landlord’s game (name). She was a political activist, Elizabeth Magie; it’s intention wasn’t to be a game, her version of the game was the demonstrate the evils and perils of the capitalist system. - Smiley isn’t only including in her intextual relationships, Shakespeare but little people like Magie. - Monopoly provides us with a different perspective just how it does the same to the family. - Lear; it continues to a patriotical order. - Is Smiley optimistic about the new order? No, because Larry dies, Rose dies; it’s still a tragedy and although Ginny is hopeful, it’s still bleak because now she is to start all over again from the bottom. The new order is just for her to enter a new order. The capitalist order she’s moving into is a different version of the pratiartical order. - Hope is place on Pam and Linda. - A state of unrest. - A women’s ability to cope is her only strong suit. The Love Triangle - Subplot that focuses on destructive power. - Consider all that adulteress love and desire. - Triangularity like intertextuality. - There a liberatory affect. It liberates her. - Olivia and Chloe, in relation to the sisters who’s only relationship can be sexual tension. - Lear – it r
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