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2nd free write on fight story: I remember it was my first time in a fist fight. Emotion, anger, aggression, violence. Who knew I had it in me? who thought the day would come? my calm soft hands soon became tense and rough. the blood wasn’t mine. a feeling of victory. being someone else’s bad […]

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I remember a character creating a character. Seeing two stories with one pair of eyes. Ofelia and Guillermo. Guillermo is the creator. He uses his lecture previously given out a college to help him create the story of Ofelia. Ofelia doesn’t realize she is being controlled and can even convince us that she’s her own […]

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Free Write: Write. Keep writing. Write about anything. Don’t worry about perfection. Year sure. Easier said then done. it goes against years of lessons learned. My handwriting sucks thats why I like to type. Why can’t I use my lap top? Do you want our hands to hurt? I think you do. Maybe its secretly […]

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4 stars. I liked where it took place. The idea of it being in NY makes it easier for a New Yorker to picture the story. I thought Marquita’s family being into witch craft was creative. It gave the story a cool twist. Its pretty obvious to say that the novel was a little gross. […]

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Why is narratology useful for interpreting literature? I think narratology is useful when interpreting literature because it helps you make your way down a new road of looking at something. I think for example the idea of flat and round characters makes you pull an individual out of a story and analyze there aspects. It […]

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When I was reading She Lived in a Story I thought a lot about Alice in Wonderland. Even though Ofelia and Alice’s stories are very opposite I kind of feel like the idea is the same. They are both put into these weird situations that could be a dream of some kind. Below I’ve included […]

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I find Don Quito and his sidekick Sancho to be somewhat comical. I enjoyed the scene when Sancho is walking around with his pants down. As far as the rest of the book I wasn’t its biggest fan. Thought the comedy was steady through out the novel I didn’t think it help up all the […]

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Ofelia doesn’t know what is going on until she realizes that in fact she is being watched. Watched by an audiences whose eyes are fixated on her every move. Her every word. Ofelia could feel herself being watched but was unsure as to why this was happening to her. She also would question her existence […]

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In She Lived in a Story by Guillermo Samperio, Guillermo is driving home to his wife while creating a story. He is quoting himself throughout the story before the actual story. He uses an idea from his lecture given a few moments earlier. Guillermo talks about creative writing being architecture. Most importantly there is a […]

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I gave Don Quixote two stars. I think by doing so I am being generous. I didn’t like how far back this book goes as well as it being a story about a knight. In all honesty I probably won’t be reading the second part on my own time. A novel about a knight brings […]

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