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How to Read Literature Like A Professor: Chapter 24- And Rar
Transcript of How to Read Literature Like A Professor: Chapter 24- And Rar
One of Foster's quotes from the guidebook, give better ideas for how an illness is used to serve the purposes of a story.
"Real illness comes with baggage, which can be useful or at least overcome in the novel"(Foster, 225).
Peace like a River
correlates with Thomas Foster's guidebook through the illnesses that the characters suffer. Most of these illnesses do something to determine how the plot of the novel sways.
Peace like a River
. New York: Atlantic Monthly, 2001. Print.
Foster, Thomas C. "And Rarely Just Illness."
How to Read Literature like a Professor
: A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading between the Lines. New York: Quill, 2003. N. pag. Print.
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The Most Common Scenarios that Illnesses fit into are:
Illness is mysterious in origin
They are never equal to each other
Should be picturesque
Strong Symbolic/Metaphorical possibilities
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"His back was bony as a fowl's, for the pneumonia had consumed his surplus;he couldn't shore up against even my feeble thumping for more than a minute"(Enger, 116).
"Off in his bedroom Dad hawked something up, a dispiriting sound"(Enger, 111).
"Of course with Swede you got used to these periods of deep thought, but this was different; for she was Dad's nurse, and anyone knows a downhearted nurse signifies a sinking patient" (Enger, 116).
Janie Millwood, Megan Lime, Marion Wandene
Illness plays an important part in literature.
Role in Book- It can show development
Disease name can be coding for something specific to the author.
Tuberculosis(TB)- Victor Hugo(Les Miserables-Fantine)
Red Death- Edgar Allen Poe(Masque of the Red Death)
Fever- Charles Dickens(Various novels)
Cholera- Thomas Mann(A Death in Venice)
Small Pox- David E Shuttleton(Smallpox and the Literary Imagination)
These common diseases were examples that Foster used:
"Of course its awful when a person has a coughing fit that sounds like he is trying to bring up a whole lung, but the sufferer of TB often acquires a sort of bizarre beauty."(Foster, 216").
This quote links what is in the novel to what we read in Peace Like a River.
In Peace Like a River
Outcome- Reuben and Swede undergo a mini-character development.
Outcome- Reuben undergoes various developments, leading to the ending scenario.
The four main points determine how influential the disease is.
Asthma and pneumonia play the main illnesses in
Peace Like a River.
Peace Like a River
How to Read Literature Like a Professor
show the reader how the outcome of an illness can affect the outcome of the novel.