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Today. Finish Warm-up Put everything on floor except something to write with. Open big red Literature book to page 294. Background info…. Published in 1843 First-person (Paranormal activity)

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Today
Today

  • Finish Warm-up

  • Put everything on floor except something to write with.

  • Open big red Literature book to page 294


Background info
Background info…

  • Published in 1843

  • First-person (Paranormal activity)

    • Narration from the perspective of "I" or "We." Narrators may be involved with the action or may simply observe it; they may also be reliable or unreliable.

  • Edgar Allen Poe

    • Died at 40

    • Lived/Died in poverty

    • Unstable?


The culture
The Culture

  • Being proper (high society)

  • Keeping to yourself

  • Living in close quarters


The character
The Character

  • The Narrator

  • Mentally unstable?

    • Policies changed for the treatment of the insane (before people were shunned and mistreated)

    • The Narrator suffers from “Over-acuteness of the senses (nervousness).”


Reliable vs unreliable
Reliable vs Unreliable?

  • Reliable narrator- reflects the truth that the author is trying to share; does not involve personal feelings.

  • Unreliable narrator- credibility has been compromised; shows bias; makes assumptions.

    • Ex. Fight club


Conflict culture
Conflict & Culture

  • Internal conflict (man vs himself), External conflict (man vs society)

  • What is the conflict?

  • Culture does not treat mentally insane people very well. Do you think that has something to do with his behavior?


Traits
Traits

  • Physical traits (how he looks, what he wears)

  • Personality traits (attitudes, thoughts, feelings)

  • Behavioral Traits (how he acts, things that he does)


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