Focalization in Previous Condition

The expanding focalization, within the selected Baldwin passage from the short story “Previous Condition”, is important to the discursive narrative, as it takes the reader on a journey from, within the character, to the constructed outer world, created by the reader’s schema. The character Peter, is the story’s first person Continue Reading

Sir Gawain

Sir Gawain begins, and like unravelling a code the reader makes some immediate assumptions based upon recognition of the genre, medieval epic poem. The author, through intertextuality, places key historical Lexia (Abbott 33), like “Troy” and “Aeneas” to link this story with other more famous stories, like the Iliad. This Continue Reading