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    The primary experimental features of my piece pertain to tone and narrative voice. Mainly, this is evident in the story’s third person stream of consciousness narration, and innately contradictory tone. In undertaking such experiments, my writing exists within, but also develops and challenges, broader social, cultural, and literary frameworks. Thus, to contextualise my project, it is necessary to examine influences on my thematic approach, and the technical intricacies of my writing. Firstly, my work expands upon stream of consciousness narration. Chan (2010, p.2) argues stream of consciousness originated as an essential literary experiment, stating, “…[writers] breached the last reaches of literature by exploring the psychological interior of characters.” While countless novelists, notably Joyce, Woolf, and Faulkner, have since utilised this technique, it is commonly, almost inextricably, linked with first person narration. In contrast, I aim to broaden the ongoing stream of consciousness experiment, by narrating it in third person. Ideally, this will result in a scattered and collective, rather than concentrated and individual, consciousness. Surprisingly, few definitions of stream of consciousness are predicated on use of first person. For example, Raziz (1986, p.421) remarks, “[stream of consciousness] plunges into the waves of the consciousness of special characters, recording the complex workings of their psyches and minds in a freer and looser register of human…

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    Oxymoron Analysis

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    ○ I would like to elaborate on my theory that the Doctor and Brinker were trying to get rid of Finny. I believe that this was not the case at the very beginning, but as time went on, just like Gene, Brinker’s mind was clouded with envy, and as a result, he desperately wanted to get rid of him. The Doctor was the only one that looked at Finny when he fell out of the tree, and he said “If I thought there was any hope, I would try”. Here he implies that he could do more, but decided not to. This…

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    In reading “The Disillusionment of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Dreams and Ideals in The Great Gatsby” (Article 1) and “Oxymoron in The Great Gatsby” (Article 2), I learned two differing points on how the concept of the American Dream is presented in The Great Gatsby. Article 1 speaks to how the Great Gatsby symbolizes the American Dream through the characters of Nick Carraway and Gatsby himself, but also explains how it could also be a bad thing to want. From this point of view this novel was believed…

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    As Lisa Schiffren says in Gay Marriage, an Oxymoron, “Marriage is essentially a lifelong compact between a man and a woman committed to sexual exclusivity and the…

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    One could presume that the quote, “Parting is such sweet sorrow” (2.2.184), from Romeo and Juliet, is one of the most well-known oxymorons in the world of literature, and is familiar to those who have read and understood the play. The playwright William Shakespeare expertly uses oxymorons and paradoxes in his plays, which helps to emphasize many of the literary elements present. Throughout Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare frequently uses paradoxes and oxymorons to effectively portray the adverse…

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    Charles Coward is a tremendously heroic man who I believe everyone should know about. Because Charles Coward was so unselfish, countless amount of jews were rescued and lived on. His actions were heroic and took moral courage. But what is Moral courage? The exact definition is “courage that takes place for moral reason.” But it can be described in so many other ways. You can describe it in a story, or maybe a picture. But one of the most impactful ways in my opinion is to describe true moral…

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    VIC NAPPA and the Case of Oxymorons With the Peanuts ™ Gang! (Meet the Gang!) Pg. 1 Interjection: An abrupt remark, made especially as an aside or interruption. “Ring! Ring!” cried VIC NAPPA’s phone. He went to pick it up. “Hello?” An unknown female voice was heard through the other end. “You have been summoned to my psychiatrist booth for a jury case, where you will be defending oxymorons. Do you take this case VIC?” “Well, sure, yes, of course! Where is your…

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    After reading Anti-Aging is an Oxymoron by Hayflick and Anti-Aging Science: The emergence, maintenance, and enhancement of discipline by Fishman et al, I feel that anti-aging science is a fad rather than a real science. Hayflick starts out by stating an inevitable fact that helped me come to this conclusion: that no intervention can no can slow, stop or reverse the aging process (Hayflick, 2004). Fishman compliments this fact when stating anti-aging medicine is more of a social movement that…

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    Steinbeck’s rhetorical style in the Grapes of Wrath conveys his values by using oxymorons and parallelism to add dramatic detail and also to add a sense of amazement to the story in order to draw the reader deeper into the story. Steinbeck uses his own sense of style to add an artistic effect all throughout chapter 25, this style added so much to the story, on the lines of showing the reader how the people had felt through the entirety of the story. Steinbeck’s rhetorical style showed the sorrow…

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    Using oxymoron, juxtaposition, and paradox to show indirect characterization provides information that readers could not learn through direct characterization. Using two contradicting words or opposite sentences shows speech, thoughts, effects on others, actions, and looks of the characters. By using juxtaposition in stories or plays, the author can indirectly characterize the characters. William Shakespeare´s most known and famous play is Romeo and Juliet. He uses juxtaposition to indirectly…

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