Intertextuality

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Concept of intertextuality, as represented in Alistair McLeod's short story, "The Boat"

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Intertextuality

  1. 1. Intertextuality in “The Boat”
  2. 2. Ernest Hemingway
  3. 3. Eustacia Vye <ul><li>From Hardy’s Return of the Native </li></ul><ul><li>Catherine Zeta Jones </li></ul><ul><li>“ There was no middle distance in her perspective” </li></ul><ul><li>Daughter of sea captain </li></ul><ul><li>Ambitious, well-educated </li></ul><ul><li>Kills herself, by … </li></ul>
  4. 4. David Copperfield <ul><li>Ham Peggotty </li></ul><ul><li>Friend of David’s </li></ul><ul><li>Lives by the sea </li></ul><ul><li>Dies rescuing David’s friend who is in shipwreck, by … </li></ul>
  5. 5. Moby Dick <ul><li>Tashtego the harpooner </li></ul><ul><li>Mother described as hurling “iron-tipped harpoons” at father </li></ul><ul><li>Everybody except one character … </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Tempest <ul><li>Ariel’s song to character whose father has just… </li></ul><ul><li>Full fathom five thy father lies;               Of his bones are coral made;     Those are pearls that were his eyes:               Nothing of him that doth fade,     But doth suffer a sea-change     Into something rich and strange.     Sea-nymphs hourly ring his knell:                               Ding-dong.     Hark! now I hear them—Ding-dong, bell. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Oh as I was young and easy in the mercy of his means, Time held me green and dying Though I sang in my chains like the sea. Dylan Thomas, “Fern Hill”

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