Chapter 8. Thinks… By David Lodge. GIUSY SAVINO. Denotative analysis. The 8th chapter opens with extracts from the students’ stories: Everybodies answer to the professor’s question, each one in a different way. What is it Like to be a Freetail Bat? By M*rt*n Am*s
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The students who write the novels
The narrator uses extracts from the students’ works where the reader can recognize the different students’ views on the title
The language is simple and straightforward; free direct style is used.
It helps the reader identify oneself with the students’ products and make their thoughts and ideas simple.
Story line implications
The use of the extracts is interesting because it lets the different points of view of the students about the professor’s questions come to surface.
It's funny to study and see the different ways of answering a question.
It shows that everybody has his own way of perceiving and thinking but above all, everybody has his method of reasoning and conjecture fantastic adventures and stories based only on one’s fantasy.
New words I learnt
To hang = appendere
To wink = battere le palpebre
Crevice = fessura, crepa
Eaves = cornicione
Ceiling = soffitto
Likewise = altrettanto
Faulty = difettoso
Blip = puntino, segnale sonoro
Pedestal = basamento
Basin = bacinella
Stain-less = senza macchia
Lured = adescato
To squeak = guaire, squittire