“Night-Sea Journey”. John Barth Lost in the Funhouse. Outline. Introduction: John Barth Lost in the Funhouse : "Oh God comma I abhor self-consciousness.“ “Night-Sea Journey” . Introduction: John Barth. Prolific and influential metafictionist
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Lost in the Funhouse
-- influenced by the revolutionary
passion of the time,
A. the narrator – lack conviction:
B. Others or the group:
a cynic’s view
I may be the only survivor, tale-bearer p. 9 may have been drowned;
The new emotion
Our destination: a mysterious being p. 10 consummation, transfiguration, etc.
A hero stops the cycle, refuses her proffered “immortality.”The Sperm in the present
What do you think about the ending?
A. Personal-biological level:
B. Personal-Existential level:
C. Global level: