Monthly Archives: September 2011

Blog 10!

Like all good narratives, an ending needs be announced, or in a way, needs to lead the reader into its final moments for the reader to gain closure and not be stunned by the terminality of a story. This could … Continue reading

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Post #9

It’s surprising when the narrator of Miguel Cervantes’ Don Quixote interjects between the telling of the story and when the narrator introduces a new adventure, recaps the last adventure or when he gives acknowledgement to the creator of the history … Continue reading

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Blog #8

Sancho Panza, a minor yet very important character in Miguel Cervantes’ novel, Don Quixote, is seen as a big bellied, silly and at times a foolish man, but I think that Sancho is actually none of these things, except of … Continue reading

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Post #7

In Guillermo Samperio’s She Lived in a Story, Samperio points out the various similarities between an architect and a writer through his narrator Segovia who believes that, “From the creative point of view, the designing of a home invariably takes … Continue reading

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Post #6

Many narratives can only be introduced while also narrating another story along within it. In Manfred Jahn’s Narratology: A Guide to the Theory of Narrative Jahn introduces the technique of a matrix narrative, A matrix narrative is a narrative containing … Continue reading

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Post #5

In Jahn Manfred’s Narratology: A Guide to the Theory of Narrative, Manfred defines variable focalization as “The presentation of different episodes of the story as seen through the eyes of several focalizers” (Jahn N3.2.4). This is seen in Guillermo Samperio’s … Continue reading

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Post #4

In Miguel Cervantes’ story, Don Quixote, the self named protagonist, Don Quixote De La Mancha, is obsessed with chivalrous novels of knight-errants saving damsels in distress and believes he too is a knight-errant who is destined to save these damsels … Continue reading

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Post #3

There are many forms of genres presented in literature, but according to Jahn Manfred’s Narratology: A Guide to the Theory of Narrative, narrative genres don’t include only forms of writing, instead these narrative genres go on to include almost all … Continue reading

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Don Quixote Post #2

In Cervantes’ Don Quixote, Cervantes uses a perplexing use of a narrator. As the reader, we believe that the narrator who introduces the History of Don Quixote is the one who is making up the story and is presenting it … Continue reading

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“She Lived in a Story” Guillermo Samperio Post #1

In “She Lives in a Story”, written by Guillermo Samperio, Samperio’s use of character and narration is quite capturing, but at the same time, very confusing. Samperio engages the reader by creating characters and stories within his protagonist and by … Continue reading

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