Friday, March 2, 2012

COOKIES AT MIDNIGHT BY PEARLE ROWE

Remember that for this story, we are discussing using the following elements: characters, setting, point of view and plot. Since we do not have any information on the writer, we are discussing the story as an unseen text.

Please feel free to ask questions, comment or make suggestions as far as our previous discussions on the story is concerned.

 I think that one of the areas that have generated discussion on the topic has to do the character of the narrator and the woman. We have also been arguing extensively on the climactic action of the story. Let us continue with this discussion via this medium. All the best

20 comments:

  1. i thought this story was written by Gustave Flaubert..??

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  2. I think you should check the information on your course outline but most definitely, Cookies at Midnight was not written by Flaubert. Flaubert wrote Madame Bovary. I don't know if you were in my class from the very beginning but I remember mentioning Flaubert when we were looking at de Maupssant's The Necklace. Thanks and Goodnight.

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  3. what does the statement "I threw in some heavy artillery" mean in the short story Cookies At Midnight

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  4. Thanks a lot.
    "i threw in some heavy artillery" should mean "i gave her (Freida) all i got",in a way.

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  5. @Li-ann, I will go back to the story and give a response. But you could also consider Dave's response. Thanks.

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  6. Under the third person point of view, do we have the innocent narrator(that is a story told through the eyes of a child) and can we say the point of view for Cookies at midnight is the innocent eye narrator?

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    1. We can have reliable and unreliable narrative. Reliable are called so because they are objective in their presentation and so they are sometimes called objective narrators. Now, your question is "do we have innocent narrator?" Well, we have nothing like "objective narrator" as a term in literature but you can argue that the narrator seems innocent.

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  7. can we have the themes which are dominant in Cookies At Midnight? any symbols, motifs too?

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  8. how do i apply the point of view and the character together?

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    1. You should try and explain further so I can give you a very appropriate answer.

      Regards

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  9. So what then is the character analysis of freida and morry?

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    1. I really do not get your question. It will really help if you are a bit specific....

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  10. Well can i have your contact please because i think it will be more communitative asking my question verbally than in written form.

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    1. I cannot give you my number on this medium. You can give me yours and I will call you or you can see me after class for a discussion. Which of the classes are you in?

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  11. why did the narrator used a lot of repetitions in "The Tell Tale Heart"

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  12. How do we use da methods of characterization in cookies at midnight

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  13. who said; " MY LAST WILL AND TESTIMINT. DO NOT OPIN UNTIL I AM DETH"

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  14. what is the plot for 'COOKIES AT MIDNIGHT"

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    1. Good question Razak but I would not try to answer the question now....I would advice that you read on plot and start thinking about the plot of this story. I believe by the time we meet next week, you wouldn't have ask what the plot of this story is.... I would be expecting a conversation on how the plot of this story differs or is similar to the other stories in the course packet. Regards.

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  15. Wat are the things to look out for wen ask ed to comment on setting. Could u pls give a brief example on "The gods are not to blame"?

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