how to read literature like a professor

what are the 5 parts of a quest?

1) Quester2) place to go3) stated reason to go4) challenge and trials5) a real reason to go there

The act of breaking bread is a way of doing what?

showing peace and community

What is Intertextuality?

Dialogue between old and new trials

What does rain represent

Cleansing and Birth

What does fog represent?

confusion and mystery

What does a rainbow represent?

God's promise, hope, and peace

What are the two types of violence

1) specific injury on one another or self 2) narrative violence

What is narrative violence

harm caused to a character not by fault of a specific person but just because thats how the author made it happen.... like a disease.

what is Symbolism?

Cannot be reduced to stand for only one thing. it must have a range of possible meaning & interpretation.

What is an Allegory?

something that can stand for only one thing on a one-to-one basis

What does it mean when literary creatures fly

that they are not human... or represents freedom, falling, escape, return home, spiritual, or love.

what does it mean when a character is Baptized or immersed in water.

rebirth or old identity dyeing.

What does Drowning symbolize?

Character revelation, thematic development of violence, failure, guilt, plot complication, or denouement.

What is the importance of Geography in a story?

it is about humans inhabiting space and how that space inhabits them. it can be symbolic, plot, theme, or develop the character.

What does it mean when a character travels south?

it is so they can run amuk=direct raw encounters with subconscious

Where does traveling south represent?

swamps, crowds, fog, darkness, feuds, heat, unpleasantness, people, life, death

What is the meaning of blindness?

darkness (images of light and dark have everything to do with seeing and not seeing)

what does it mean if a character has heart issues?

Bad love, loneliness, cruelty, disloyalty, pederasty, cowardice, lack of determination.

what dos it mean when an author says don't read with your eyes

have to read works in its context; take the work as it was intended (also read with perspective of the time and your own- it allows for more sympathy w/ the historical moment of the story)

What is irony?

The expression of one's meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite, typically for humorous or emphatic effect

what does "Irony Trumps all" mean?

ex; lets say there is a super strong character... in real life this person could probably take down any opponent, but in this book he is defeated... that is the irony. and it is because of the irony he is defeated... therefor irony trumps all.