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Teaching talk, never let me go
Teaching talk, never let me go
Teaching talk, never let me go
Teaching talk, never let me go
Teaching talk, never let me go
Teaching talk, never let me go
Teaching talk, never let me go
Teaching talk, never let me go
Teaching talk, never let me go
Teaching talk, never let me go
Teaching talk, never let me go
Teaching talk, never let me go
Teaching talk, never let me go
Teaching talk, never let me go
Teaching talk, never let me go
Teaching talk, never let me go
Teaching talk, never let me go
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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

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