Monthly Archives: October 2011

Post #20

Gabriel García Márquez’s “A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings,” can be classified as a, Fictional narrative [which] presents an imaginary narrator’s account of a story that happened in an imaginary world. A fictional narrative is appreciated for its entertainment … Continue reading

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Post #19

In Salvador Plascencia’s novel, The People of Paper, Froggy’s character can be seen as what Manfred Jahn calls a “confidant [:] Somebody the protagonist can speak to, exchange views with, confide in — usually a close friend” (Jahn N7.8) Now, … Continue reading

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Post #18

The descriptions of characters are always important in order for the reader to visualize and at times also feel a connection towards the character. Block characterization, a term used by Manfred Jahn, which means “the introductory description of a character, … Continue reading

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Post #17

All stories have settings; some may appear within dreams, some may happen when it’s cold and gloomy outside, some when it is warm and sunny by a beach. In Gabriel García Márquez’s, “Eyes of a Blue Dog” the setting is … Continue reading

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Post #16

In Manfred Jahn’s Narratology: A Guide to the Theory of Narrative, Jahn calls a detailed sequence of events a scene/scenic presentation:“A showing mode which presents a continuous stream of detailed action events.(Jahn N5.3.1) In Salvador Plascencia’s novel The People of … Continue reading

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Post #15

Salvador Plascencia’s novel The People of Paper, uses a unique approach of telling a story. This unique approach, according to Manfred Jahn, could be called: “repetitive telling[:] Recounting several times what happened once.” (Jahn N5.2.4) In this story, Plascencia introduces … Continue reading

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Post #14

Many texts are written in an orderly timeline, but what happens when we encounter a text that has analepses, prolepses, and beginning, middle and end do not occur in that order? In Manfred Jahn’s Narratology: A Guide to the Theory … Continue reading

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Post #13

Post #13 Many novels are translated into movies, and just like novels are translated into movies, there are novels that can remind us of songs. Thus, while reading Salvador Plascencia’s novel The People of Paper, I was reminded of a … Continue reading

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Post #12

Little Merced, a character in Salvador Plascencia’s novel The People of Paper, recalls the time that her mother, Merced, abandoned her father and her in retrospective narration, The medication failed. My mother got up from the bed and wiped the … Continue reading

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Post #11

According to Manfred Jahn, “a story of initiation is a story about a young person’s introduction into a new sphere of society, activity, or experience” (Jahn, N3.3.4). This means that a character goes through situations that they never have encountered … Continue reading

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