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The novel

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Valentina Pancaldi

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Transcript of The novel

James Joyce
Daniel Defoe
George Orwell
Charles Dickens
Differences with Romantic poets
...but why "Robinson Crusoe" was so popular?
founder of English novel
fictional autobiography
man alone in front of nature and God
that brings him to
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soul's problems
religious
aspect
not a hero but an
everyman
First person narrator
new individual affirmation
refusal of
poverty
capitalism
So...
it reflects the think of that age
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<< I was born in the Year 1632, in the City of York, of a good Family, tho' not of that Country, my Father being a Foreigner of Bremen, who settled first at Hull: He got a good Estate by Merchandise, and leaving off his Trade, lived afterward at York, from whence he had married my Mother..>>
founder of social novel
points out socio-economic pressures
Utilitarianism
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importance of
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imagination vs facts
describe nature
and ignore towns
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Dickenks describes negative effects of industrialization
<< Now, what I want is Facts. Teach these boys and girls nothing but Facts. Facts alone are wanted in life. Plant nothing else, and root out everything else. You can only form the minds of reasoning animals upon Facts; nothing else will ever be of any service to them. >>
Thomas Gradgrind
Ulysses
Leopold Bloom
Penelope
Molly Bloom
Thelemacus
Stephen Dedalus
father of the Modernist literature
Odyssey
Ulysses' journeys to distant seas, contrary to
Bloom's displacements in Dublin, his hometown
upsets the structure of traditional novel by
changing
issues
language
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deeper
aspects
of
reality
psychoanalysis
<<I was a Flower of the mountain yes when I put the rose in my hair like the Andalusian girls used or shall I wear a red yes and how he kissed me under the Moorish wall and I thought well as well him as another… then he asked me would I yes to say yes my mountain flower and first I put my arms around him yes and drew him down to me so he could feel my breasts all perfume yes and his heart was going like mad and yes I said yes I will Yes.>>
Molly Bloom
dictatorship
absence of freedom
dystopian future
ruled by Big Brother
imposes totalitarian ideology
newspeak
<< DOWN WITH BIG BROTHER
DOWN WITH BIG BROTHER
DOWN WITH BIG BROTHER
DOWN WITH BIG BROTHER
DOWN WITH BIG BROTHER >>
Winston Smith
How the novel changed through the centuries
four authors as "watershed"
Valentina Pancaldi 3^D
I'm watching you
background music:
"Le Onde" by Ludovico Einaudi
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