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  • 1. ENGL 103, Spring 2011, Never Let Me Go
    INTRODUCTION:
    Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go
    Literary Dystopias
    + Reading Fiction
  • 2. Part One
    Literary Dystopias
  • 3. Illustration: Woodcut by Ambrosius Holbein for a 1518 edition of Utopia.
    Utopia, Thomas More (1516)
    Greek terms for
    ou-topos [no place]
    and eu-topos
    [good place]
  • 4. Dystopia
    Greek terms for “bad-” and “place” or “landscape”
  • 5. Ordering of the Story
    Utopia: here and there (Place)
    Dystopia: now and then (Time)
  • 6. Brave New World, published 1932
  • 7. Nineteen Eighty-Four, published 1949
  • 8. The Handmaid’s Tale, published 1985
  • 9. Scene from The Matrix (Dir. A. and L. Wachowski, 1999)
  • 10. Part Two
    Reading Narrative Fiction
  • 11. Chatman, S. Reading Narrative Fiction. New York: Macmillan Publishing Co., 1993. 90-7. Print.
    TERMS FOR READING NARRATIVE FICTION
    • Author
  • 12. Chatman, S. Reading Narrative Fiction. New York: Macmillan Publishing Co., 1993. 90-7. Print.
    TERMS FOR READING NARRATIVE FICTION
    • Author
    • Narrator
  • 13. Chatman, S. Reading Narrative Fiction. New York: Macmillan Publishing Co., 1993. 90-7. Print.
    TERMS FOR READING NARRATIVE FICTION
    • Author
    • Narrator
    • Character
  • 14. Chatman, S. Reading Narrative Fiction. New York: Macmillan Publishing Co., 1993. 90-7. Print.
    TERMS FOR READING NARRATIVE FICTION
    • Author
    • Narrator
    • Character
    • Narratee
  • 15. Chatman, S. Reading Narrative Fiction. New York: Macmillan Publishing Co., 1993. 90-7. Print.
    TERMS FOR READING NARRATIVE FICTION
    • Author
    • Narrator
    • Character
    • Narratee
    • Reader
  • 16. • Author: always outside of the story world; writer of the narrative
    • Narrator: conveys or tells the story; sometimes from inside the story world (internal narrator), sometimes outside of the story world (external narrator)
    • Character: an agent that advances the plot through action, dialogue, or thought
    • Narratee: the recipient of the narrative, the “listener”; usually inside of the story world
    • Reader: always outside of the story world; receives the narrative
  • 17. •Narrator: conveys or tells the story; sometimes from inside the story world (internal narrator), sometimes outside of the story world (external narrator)
    • Narratee: the recipient of the narrative, the “listener”; usually inside of the story world