Monthly Archives: June 2011

Omaha Gets 4 and 1/2 Inches!! Post #15

       I immensely enjoyed reading The Lamentable Journey of Omaha Bigelow into the Impenetrable Loisaida Jungle, written by Edgardo Vega Yunqué and appreciated it for its unique language, subject material, and mysticism.  I have never read a book that contained … Continue reading

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Narratological Terms from Memory Post #14

Focalization is the point of view of where the story/character is shown from. There are many different levels of focalization where you can see the point of view either internally, from the first person view of the character, seeing what … Continue reading

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Comparing Studied Works Post #13

1-      Samperio, “She Lived in a Story” Samperio presents us with a labyrinth of stories intertwined within each other. Samperio writes Sagovia’s story who then writes Ofelia’s story. Ofelia lives in Sagovia’s story and feels his eyes watching her, controlling … Continue reading

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Lilliana’s Death Match Post #12

            Lilliana remember seeing huge, bright lights in front of her, and in slow motion she tried to turn her wheel and get control of the car, but it was too late.  “Oh shit”, she wailed.  Lilliana froze with … Continue reading

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The Importance of Narratology Post #11

Why is Narratology Useful for Interpreting Literature?             I think narratology is important because it allows the reader to understand the different levels of the story from the author’s point of view.  It allows you to breakdown the story and … Continue reading

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Don Q Gets Three Stars! Post #10

       I was initially intimidated by the overwhelming size of  The Ingenious Hidalgo Don Quixote de la Mancha, written by Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra, and I never got past that.  Perhaps if I read this book at my own … Continue reading

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Highlights from Chapter XX Post #9

       Several interesting concepts piqued my interest in Chapter 20 of, The Ingenious Hidalgo Don Quixote de la Mancha, by Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra.  First off, why haven’t we still not met “the incomparable lady Dulcinea” (Cervantes 155)?  And how … Continue reading

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Discourse & Story Time Allign with Don Quixote & the Knight Post #8

       The order of events in a story adds to the appeal or purpose of the tale.  To understand the tempo of a story a reader must pay attention to the discourse time and story time addressed.  According to Manfred … Continue reading

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Sancho Is More Round Than Just His Belly Post #7

     In The Ingenious Hidalgo Don Quixote de la Mancha, by Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra, is Sancho Panza depicted as a flat or round character? According to “Narratology: A Guide to the Theory of Narrative,” Manfred Jahn describes a flat … Continue reading

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The Crash Post #6

            I remember seeing huge, bright lights in front of me, and in slow motion I tried to turn my wheel and get control of the car, but it was too late.  I hit the van head on and … Continue reading

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