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  • Bernard In Virginia Woolf's The Waves

    A current and common reading of Virginia Woolf’s experimental novel The Waves places the character of Bernard against his friends as a dominating force. The novel is noted for its pluralism. The six speaking characters in The Waves express themselves through short monologues, sharing nearly equal space with one another until the concluding section. It is over the final forty-four pages of the novel that Bernard is fully emphasized, the voices of Louis, Rhoda, Jinny, Neville, and Susan giving way to his alone. It is this moment Gabrielle McIntire explores in her essay “Heteroglossia, Monologism, and Fascism: Bernard reads The Waves,” arguing for an understanding of both Bernard and the novel that is deeply influenced by Woolf’s anti-fascist sentiment. McIntire pieces together an understanding of Bernard as domineering, with a drive toward controlling and subsuming methods of expression. Bernard concludes The Waves with a singular and summarizing internal monologue. His friends, while physically absent, are fully realized in Bernard’s memories of their childhood together. Although his aptitude for storytelling is present…

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  • Socratic Dialogue By Mikhail Bakhtin

    to analyse the dynamics of the novelistic discourse. For adequate study of the genre novel he underscores the need of a "Sociological stylistics", which can simultaneously address "the daily ideological activities of social life" and fundamental dialogism and heteroglossia of living language (Leitch 1073-74) in literary and non-literary discourses. In his earlier formulation from 1919 to 1923 Bakhtin visualizes art and life as unified in subject. The unified subject is the space where the two…

    Words: 1636 - Pages: 7
  • Polyphony In My Name Is Red

    But this paper is an attempt to find out how the visual images, especially paintings, are able to create multiple voices. In My Name is Red the plot centres around a murder mystery in which paintings and illustrations play a significant role. Though the novel has been divided into different chapters, narrated by different characters, the voices raised by the paintings are not less important. Mikhail Bakhtin’s theory of the novel provides an ideal critical framework to explore the artistic and…

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  • Halls In The Question Of Cultural Identity

    In his paper, I will focus on the experiences of various characters through the novel and more specifically on Hanif and Sirine. My point is to analyze the characters' exile, displacement, hybridity, the quest and process they go through to establish their identities. Further, I chose to do that from a postmodernist features because they appeal to me. Specifically, its concept of identity enchants me the most. According to it, having one specific identity is not possible any more. We live in a…

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  • Interpersonal Theory Of Attitudinal Language

    Allison, 2005; Abasi, 2014, Lv, 2015), and examine how semiotic systems construct ways of knowing and how the subjectivities of the language learner and teacher identity formation impact individuals’ negotiation of institutional discourse (Harman & Xiaodong, 2015). For example, Chen (2010) systematically analyzed multimodal features in foreign language textbooks to assess whether these features engage the readers by facilitating multimodal dialogic engagement through the creation of…

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  • Native Canadian Analysis

    offers an oblique answer that suddenly opens up the story for Jacob, and for the readers of the novel:“Not enough Raven” ( Ravensong,p.198). Given Raven’s ambiguous status in the novel as both saviour of the Earth and a sender of plagues, Stacey’s response is both affirmative and ironic, shifting the tone from the tragic to the comic (here we might recall Vizenor’s remark about the open, comic nature of the utterance and the tragic nature of the monologic, isolated text); it spurs Jacob and the…

    Words: 1599 - Pages: 7
  • The Wars Timothy Findley Analysis

    to Robert while he is having a bath, “We're all cut off at birth with a knife and left at the mercy of strangers. You hear that? Strangers... well-you can go to hell. I'm not responsible. I'm just another stranger. Birth I can give you-but life I cannot. I cannot keep anyone alive” (The Wars by Timothy Findley, page 23). If taken factually, it could be understand as: if Robert chooses to go to war, then his mother cannot guard him. However, if a vigorous reading experience is being had, it could…

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  • Indian Bharati Babhatte Sparknotes

    The single authorial controlling voice is replaced with the play of multiple voices and this elasticity helps one uncover and explore meaning from different perspectives. This way text connects with the social reality of the world in which it is produced in a better way. In his famous essay ‘Discourse in the Novel’ Bakhtin posits: The authentic environment of an utterance, the environment in which it lives and takes shape, is dialogised heteroglossia, anonymous and social as language, but…

    Words: 2456 - Pages: 10
  • Ecocriticism In Yellow Yellow

    afford to do this because they empowered by the federal law and the protection production sites by private armies to defend foreign business on the occasion of lackadaisical government protection. This enables them to operate by their own laws unregulated.Consequent on this dialogic vacuum, the protests on the environmental imperialism, graduate to enviro- political movement of self-determination for resource control by the host communities as they exploit the environmental decline to protest…

    Words: 9832 - Pages: 40
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